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a ridge, or continuous line of high land, from which water flows to one side or the other
the type of material that water can flow through
the rising and sinking of cold and warm water layers in a lake
hole that is dug or drilled through the ground to an aquifer in order to obtain groundwater
the highest part in the ground that is saturated, or completely filled, with water.
the increase of nutrients in a lake or pond
water that is not salty and has little or no taste, color, or smell
an underground layer of permeable rock that contains water
water that flows from the ground where the surface of the land dips below the water table.
water held underground
water that contains dissolved salts and other minerals
the type of material that does not let water flow through it
all the water on, above, and beneath the Earth
the drainage area of a river; sometimes called drainage basin
water found above ground that moves into river basins, such as lakes,streams, creeks, etc.
to cause (liquid, for example) to pass through a porous substance or small holes; filter
point source pollution
pollution that enters a body of water from a known source
non point source pollution
pollution that comes from many sources rather than from a single, specific site
underground wastewater treatment structures, commonly used in rural areas
network of pipes, pumps, and force mains for the collection of wastewater, or sewage
A measure of how clear water is.
organisms living in water that indicate, or tell, the quality of the water
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