Science vocab page 143
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an underground rock formation that contains water
eutrophication that occurs because of the introduction of inorganic plant nutrients into a body of water through sewage and fertilizer runoff.
accumulation of increasingly large amounts of a toxin within the tissues of organisms at each successive trophic level
process in which salt is removed from salt water, as from the oceans, rendering the water fit for drinking and cooking
water that seeps down through the soil and is stored underground.
pollution that comes from from many sources rather than from a single specific site; an example is pollution that reaches a body of water from streets and storm sewers
pollution discharged from a single source, such as from a factory or a wastewater treatment plant.
area of land on the earth's surface from which groundwater originates
fresh water found above ground in lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams.
addition of excessive amounts of heat to a body of water, such as in a runoff from industrial cooling systems
introduction of of foreign substances into water that degrade its quality, limit its use, and affect organisms living in it or drinking it
entire area of land that is drained by a river