Oklahoma Water Resources Center

Saline and Sodic Seep Renovation A potential Positive Impact of Drought


By Dr. Jason Warren, OSU Soil and Water Conservation State Extension Specialist

The drought has caused numerous negative impacts on Agriculture in Oklahoma.  However its impact on our ability to renovate some types of Saline and/or Sodic soils has been a positive.  Saline and sodic seeps are referred to by many names, including: salt spots, alkaline spots or slick spots.  They are all similar in that they contain excessive amounts of salt or sodium that prevent plant growth.  However there are various differences that influence how we renovate these sites.

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