Location of Groundwater!
Information about Location of Groundwater!
The surface water goes into the soil and rocks. The underground area in divided into two areas. Rain water goes through the upper zone called zone of aeration. Farther down in the ground water collects in an area called zone of saturation. There are several layers. Water Table, Zone of aeration, Zone of saturation.
Terms to learn about Groundwater.
- Water Table: The upper surface of underground water; the upper boundry of the zone of saturation.- Aquifer: A body of rock or sediment that stores groundwater and allows the flow of groundwater.- Porosity: The percentage of the total volume of a rock or sediment that consists of open spaces.- Permeability: The ability of a rock or sediment to let fluids pass through its open spaces, or pores.- Recharge Zone: An area in which water travels downward to become part of an aquifer.- Artesian Spring: A spring whose water flows from a crack in the cap rock over the aquifer.
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Frequently asked Question about Groundwater!
Alot of people have questions about groundwater. Some frequently asked questions are -How does groundwater move? Groundwater moves through small openings through rocks and sediment under the influences of gravity.-What is the difference between ground water and surface water? Surface water is just what is found in a river, or lake. Ground water is contained in a layer of soil and rock.