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awesome aquifers

aquifers an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock, sand, or gravel. the upper boundary of the topmost(open) aquifer is known as the water table. When a water-bearing rock readily transmits water to wells and springs, it is called an aquifer.
water table The upper limit of abundant groundwater
riparian the area of land connected with or immediately adjacent to the banks of a stream. the varieties of plants found in the riparion zone.
wells provides a reliable and ample supply of water for home uses, irrigation, and industries.
water cycle refers to the change of states between liquid, solid, and gas. It may be divided into four main phases: evaporation, precipitation, infriltration and runoff. Infiltration into the ground is the transition from surface water to groundwater.
groundwater any water found below the land surface. Groundwater flows to the surface naturally at springs and seeps, and can form oases or swamps. may be tapped artificially by digging wells.
wet lands Transition zone/ dry land and water, saturation with water is dominant factor.
water table the upper boundary of the topmost aquifer.
artesian well a well that taps groundwater under sufficient pressure to create a natural flow to the surface.
porosity the amount of space or pores within soil or rock, relative to the total volume of that substance.
confined aquifer groundwater capped with an impervious layer
permeability to penetrate throught openings; soak through
moss nonvascular plant with a stem, small overlapping leaves, and rhizoids;it reproduces by spores
osmosis diffusion of water through a membrane;the overall direction of movement is controlled by concentrations of solutions on either side of the membrane
transpiration process of losing water vapor through the stomata of a leaf
depletion occurs when water is used faster than it can be replaced; can cause a shortage
biodegradable capable of being broken down by living things like microorganisms and bacteria
fertilizer any chemical used to improve soil and promote plant growth
overuse using more than mecessary; wasteful
runoff water that does not become absorbed by the earth but flows across the surface of the land into a stream or lake
storage tank container that stores potentially hazardous chaemicals above or below ground
seepage to leak from
recharge to increase the amount of groundwater through precipitation or surface water that absorbs into the aquifer, also called infiltration; plus its all in the hips
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