Ground water

Cristian ramirez

What is ground water.?

Ground water is water is held underground in the soil or in pores and crevices in rocks.

porosity vs. permeability

Porosity, amount of space in between soil particles.

Permeability, a matereials ability to allow fluids to pass.

The water table.

The zone of aeriation is the region between the earths surface and water table. the main components are soil and rocks.

The zone of saturation, is the area benethe the water table where are the pore spaces are filled completely with water.

The water table, the level below which the ground is saturated with water.

Aquiclude, is a zone within the earth that restricts the flow of ground water from one aquifer to another.

Aquifer, a body of permeable rock that can contain or tansmit ground water.

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Types of Aquifers

unconfined, water flows freely, the water table tends to aprproximate the topography of the landscape.

continued aquifer, water flow is restricted by impermeable layers called aquicludes.

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Ground water supply cause?

Groundwater depletion can cause mini earthquakes, it can lead to the drying up of streams and rivers. it can cause ground substance, leading to sink holes, and the water table drops.

How do we pollute the groundwater?

There is both non-point and point source pollution. a few examples of non-point source pollution is animal/human waste run off over parking lots and use of fertilizers.