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water that fills the cracks and spaces in underground soil and rock layers
A body of rock or sediment that stores groundwater and allows the flow of groundwater.
A slab of impervious surface at the bottom of an aquifer that does not allow water to go through
Able to be passed or soaked through
The ability of a rock or sediment to let fluids pass through its open spaces, or pores.
not permitting passage
rock that does not allow water to pass through it
full of tiny holes
is a rock that contains many cracks and open spaces between their particles
Water which contains poisonous inorganic and/or organic toxins
Pollutants discharged from a single identifiable location (e.g., pipes, ditches, channels, sewers, tunnels, containers of various types).
water pollution that does not have a specific point of origin
contaminants that seep into groundwater may remain concentrated in the form of a plume that flows along the same path as the groundwater, slowly.
A map that shows the surface features of an area.
A map showing the distribution of rock units and structures across a region.
a map of a neighborhood, village or city that shows all the streets and blocks
A line on a topographic map that connects points of equal elevation
The upper level of the saturated zone of groundwater
the area of permeable rock or soil that is totally filled or saturated with water
A layer of rock and soil above the water table in which the pores contain air and little or no water
the process by which water on the ground surface enters the soil
the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)
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