water that soaks deep into the soil and rock.
Body of rock that can store much water and from which water flows frequently.
Percentage of open spaces in a rock or sediment.
Uniformity in the size of the particles of a rock or sediment.
The ease with which water flows through the open spaces in a rock of sediment.
Rock or sediment through which water cannot flow.
Zone of Saturation
Lower region of groundwater where all the pore spaces in a rock or sediment are filled with water
Upper surface of the zone of saturation.
Zone of Aeration
Upper region of groundwater between the water table and the earths surface.
Region of soil just above the water table that receives moisture from the zone of saturation by capillary action.