By: Lexi Butcher
Definition of groundwater
What processes make water groundwater? Infiltration helps in the process by which water on the ground surface enters the soil.
Porosity vs. Permeability
Permeability- The ability of a substance to allow another substance to pass through it.
How does Porosity & Permeability affect the presence of groundwater? Porosity and permeability are two factors that help determine the materials to make a aquifer.
Explanation of the following words.
Zone of saturation- The area beneath the water table where all pore spaces are completely filled with water.
Water Table- The level below which the ground is saturated with water.
Aquiclude- An impermeable body of rock or stratum of sediment that acts as a barrier to the flow of groundwater.
Aquifer- A body of permeable rock that can contain or transmit groundwater.
unconfined aquifer- Water flows freely.
confined aquifer- Water flows is restricted by impermeable layers called aquicludes.
What kind of effects can depleting our groundwater supply cause?
-more money & energy