Outcrop Salinity

 
 
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Outcrop salinity occurs where a permeable, water-bearing layer, such as a sandy layer, coal seam or fractured bedrock layer, outcrops at or near the surface. Outcrop saline seeps occur in rows along a slope at similar elevations. In most cases, outcrop salinity is a form of primary salinity (i.e. it has developed naturally over geologic time) but may also be influenced by human alterations to the prairie ecosystem.



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