self-rising ground

self-rising ground

[′self ¦rīz·iŋ ′grau̇nd]
(geology)
The puffy, irregular, surface or near-surface zone of certain playas, formed by the effects of capillary rise of groundwater.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.