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Chp.10 vocab

Infiltration process by which precipitation that has fallen on land surfaces enters the ground and becomes groundwater
Zone of saturation region below Earth's surface where all the pores of a material are completely filled with groundwater
Permeable Ability of a material to let water pass through is high in material with large well connected pores and now in material with few pores or small pores
Water Table Upper boundary of the zone of saturation that rises during wet seasons and drops during dry periods
Zone of aeration Region above the water table where materials are moist but pores contain mostly air
Aquifer Permeable underground layer through which groundwater flows relatively easily.
Aquiclude impermeable layer that is a barrier to groundwater such as sit clay and shale
Spring natural discharge of ground water at earths surface where an aquifer and aquiclude come to contact
Created by: cwillis11