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5 Matching Questions

  1. levee
  2. permeability
  3. recharge zone
  4. secondary treatment
  5. dam
  1. a area in which water travels downward to become part of an aquifer
  2. b one type of barrier that can be built to help control flooding
  3. c water is sent to an aeration tank, where it is mixed with oxygen and bacteria
  4. d buildup of sediment deposited along the channel of a river
  5. e ability of a rock or sediment to let fluids pass through its open spaces, or pores

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. abnormally high concentrations, microscopic plants
  2. boundary between drainage areas that have streams that flow in opposite directions
  3. takes place when water vapor cools and changes into water droplets that form clouds in the atomosphere. water loses energy during condensation
  4. path that a stream follows
  5. measure of the concentration of particles suspended in water

5 True/False Questions

  1. erosionthe process by which wind, water, ice or gravity transports soil and sediment from one location to another


  2. water tablethe continuous movement of water from the ocean to the atmosphere to the land and back to the ocean


  3. impermeablerock that stops the flow of water


  4. watershedarea of land that is drained by a water system; drainage basin


  5. porositypercentage of the total volume of a rock or sediment that consists of open spaces


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