What is the difference between Moisture and Saturation %?

Created by: Andrew White

Modified on: Fri, 18 Jan, 2019 at 11:56 AM


Moisture content: Is the quantity of water contained in a material such as soil, rock, wood and other solid material.  Often referred to as water content.


Saturation %: Is the ratio of the volume of water compared to the volume of voids within a matrix.  Generally expressed as a percentage.   For example it is equal to zero when a soil is absolutely dry and 100% when the soil is fully saturated.


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