water

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watershed

An ecosystem where all water runoff drains into a single body of water

aquifer

a body of rock or sediment that stores groundwater and allows the flow of groundwater.

ground water

water that seeps downward into and through soil or rock; water stored underground in rock layers

porosity

The amount of open space between rock particles.

permeability

ability of rock or soil to allow water to flow through it

pollution

Release of harmful materials into the environment

percolation

The downward movement of water through soil and rock due to gravity.

infiltration

the movement of surface water into rock or soil through cracks and pore spaces

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