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Which of the following soil has the highest rate of percolation?


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A
Clay soil
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B
Sandy soil
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C
Loamy soil
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D
Percolation rate is same for all types of soil.

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The correct option is C Sandy soil
The percolation rate can be used to determine the water holding capacity of different types of soils. Sandy soil is loosely packed and due to large air gaps the water flows faster through it.Hence, the sandy soil has the highest percolation rate.

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