explain the role of water in soil formation????/

Role of water in soil formation is as follows:

Due to continuous movement of rain and fast flowing river water, rock pieces collide and break down into smaller rocks, then into pebbles, then into tiny finer particles that make up the loose stuff we call soil.



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  • water could get into cracks in the rocks formed due to uneven heating by sun. if thiswater later freezes, it would cause the cracks to widen.
  • flowing water  wears away even hard rock over long periods of time. fast flowing water often carries big and small particles of rock downstream. these rocks rub against otherrocks and resultant abrasion causes rocks to wear down into smaller and smaller particles. the water then takes these particles along with it and deposits it further down its path. soil is thus found in places far away from its parent rock.
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