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Wetlands and ground water
An ecosystem in which water either covers the soil or is present at or near the surface for at least part of the year.
A wetland ecosystem in which shrubs and trees grow.
A wetland ecosystem defined by many types of grasses and few to no trees.
A wetland ecosystem often associated with moss, and few to no trees.
A wetland ecosystem where freshwater and salt water meet.
Water found in the spaces between soil particles and cracks in rocks underground.
The percentage of the total volume of a rock or sediment that consists of open spaces. (The higher the porosity the more water it can hold.)
The upper limit of groundwater held in an aquifer.
A body of rock or sediment that stores groundwater and allows the flow of groundwater.
The ability of rock or sediment to let fluids pass through its open spaces or pores.
A characteristic of materials, such as clay and granite, through which water does not easily pass.
a hole dug or drilled to reach the water table
new water that enters the aquifer from the surface
A well in which water rises because of (the water) pressure within an aquifer
A flow of groundwater that emerges naturally at the ground surface.
a pool formed by groundwater that has risen to the surface after being heated by a nearby body of magma
A hole in the ground that spurts hot water and steam that is heated from magma in the Earth's crust.
A large naturally formed hollowed out space in or above the ground.
A depression produced in a region where soluble rock has been removed by groundwater.