Soil Compaction Affects Water Absorption (image) American Society of Agronomy Share Print E-Mail Caption This is ponding water after rainfall in wheel tracks of the bare soil treatment one year after compaction. Credit T. Keller. Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.