groundwater

by : shae johnson

What Is Ground Water ?

Groundwater is the water found underground in the cracks and spaces in soil, sand and rocks. it is stored in and moves slowly through geologic formations of soil, sand and rocks called aquifers .

Generally, soil refers to the top few feet of the land surface. The soil acts as a natural filter to screen out many substances that mix with the water. But water will transport some contaminants into the groundwater. The amount of groundwater recharge, storage, discharge.

Productive aquifers can be comprised of sandand gravel, sandstone, limestone and dolomite, or basalt flows.

For the first time in California history, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) empowers local agencies to adopt groundwater management plans that are tailored to the resources and needs of their communities. Good groundwater management will provide a buffer against drought and climate change

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It's called groundwater!