By: Evan McGee
What is Groundwater??
Porosity vs. Permeability
Permeability: A materials ability to allow fluids to pass through it.
Unconfined Aquifers- in an unconfined aquifer water can flow freely
Confined Aquifers- in a confined aquifer the water is restricted
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 ground water.
Aquifer- A body of permeable rock that can contain or transmit groundwater.