Chapter 9: Water Resources
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A permeable layer of rock and sediment that contains groundwater.
An aquifer made of porous rock covered by soil out of which water can easily flow.
An aquifer surrounded by a layer of impermeable rock or clay that impedes water flow.
The uppermost level at which the water in a given area fully saturates rock or soil.
A process by which water percolates through the soil and works its way into an aquifer.
A natural source of water formed when water from an aquifer percolates up to the ground surface.
A well created by drilling a hole into a confined aquifer.
Cone of depression
An area lacking groundwater due to rapid withdrawal by a well.
An infiltration of salt water in an area where groundwater pressure has been reduced from extensive drilling of wells.
The land adjacent to a river.
Pavement or buildings that do not allow water penetration.
An enlarged bank built up on each side of a river.
A structure built to prevent ocean waters from flooding adjacent land.
A barrier that runs across a river or stream to control the flow of water.
The water body created by damming a river or stream.
A stair-like structure that allows migrating fish to get around a dam.
A canal or ditch used to carry water from one location to another.
The process of removing the salt from salt water. Also known as Desalinization.
A process of desalination in which water is boiled and the resulting steam is captured and condensed to yield pure water.
A process of desalination in which water is forced through a thin semipermeable membrane at high pressure.
The total daily per capita use of fresh water.
The cultivation of plants in greenhouse conditions by immersing roots in a nutrient-rich solution.
Wastewater from baths, showers, bathrooms, and washing machines.
Wastewater from toilets, kitchen sinks, and dishwashers.
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