Enter the total volume of water in the soil (ft^3) and the total volume of voids in the soil (ft^3) into the Degree of Saturation Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Degree of Saturation.

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## Degree of Saturation Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Degree of Saturation.

DOS = WV / VV * 100

Variables:

- DOS is the Degree of Saturation (%)
- WV is the total volume of water in the soil (ft^3)
- VV is the total volume of voids in the soil (ft^3)

To calculate the degree of saturation, divide the total water volume by the total volume of voids.

## How to Calculate Degree of Saturation?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Degree of Saturation.

- First, determine the total volume of water in the soil (ft^3).
- Next, determine the total volume of voids in the soil (ft^3).
- Next, gather the formula from above = DOS = WV / VV * 100.
- Finally, calculate the Degree of Saturation.
- After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

**Example Problem : **

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

total volume of water in the soil (ft^3) = 50

total volume of voids in the soil (ft^3) = 100

DOS = WV / VV * 100** **= ?