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the water on Earth's land surface
a network of flowing water across the land - rivers and streams
the area of land that drains into a body of water
water stored beneath the Earth's surface in soil or rock formations
an underground formation that contains groundwater
the amount of space between particles of rock or soil
the ability of rock or soil to allow water to flow through it
Change of state from gas to liquid
Any form of water that falls to the earths surface from the clouds
The change of a liquid to a gas
safe to drink
organisms that cause illness or disease
An artificial body of water that usually forms behind a dam
process of removing salt from saltwater
The addition of any substance that has a negative affect on water or the living things that depend on the water.
pollution discharged from a single source i.e. factory discharge pipe, septic tank, landfill
non-point source pollution
pollution discharged from many different sources that are hard to identify i.e. farmland, roads, and construction sites
A type of pollution that occurs when heat is released into water or air and produces undesirable effects on the environment.
excessive richness of nutrients in a lake or other body of water, frequently due to runoff from the land, which causes a dense growth of plant life and death of animal life from lack of oxygen.
accumulation of pollutants at successive levels of the food chain
The upper limit of groundwater held in an aquifer
wastewater treatment plant
A Facility That Cleans Used Water In Order To Make It Safe To Put Back Into The Public Waterways (Rivers)
Water flowing over the land into bodies of surface water.
soil that has moved by erosion; the biggest nonpoint polluter of Indiana waters
A river or stream flowing into a larger river or lake