Ashley Ikana'aulanialoha Smith

What Is Groundwater?

Definition of Groundwater

  • Groundwater is water held underground in the soil or in pores and crevices in rocks.
  • What processes make water groundwater? Infiltration helps in the process by which water on the ground surface enters the soil.

Porosity vs permeability

  • Porosity is a measure of how much of a rock is open space
  • Permeability is the ability of a substance to allow another substance to pass through it.
  • How does porosity and permeability affects the presence of groundwater? Porosity and permeability are two factors that help determine to make an aquifer.

Pollution in the U.S

In the U.S there are a bunch of pollution, Point and non-point. Usually point comes from a direct source effecting water by oil spills, sewage leaks, and landfills. Non-Point comes from many places so its harder to stop the pollution and how we pollute through non-point is oil waste, road salts, and fertilizers.