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The process by which water on the ground surface enters the soil
The condition of a ground water basin in which the amount of water withdrawn by pumping exceeds the amount of water that recharges the basin over a period of years.
Water harvesting ditch on contour.
The continuous movement of water on, above and below the surface of the Earth.
An area of low-lying ground adjacent to a river, formed mainly of river sediments and subject to flooding.
Wastewater generated from domestic activities such as laundry, dishwashing, and bathing, which can be recycled.
A wet underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock or unconsolidated materials (gravel, sand, or silt) from which groundwater can be usefully extracted using a water well .
A stream or river (channel) that has continuous flow in parts of its bed all year round during years of normal rainfall.
Smaller tributaries that carry water from the upper reaches of the watershed to the main channel of the river.
A curve or bend in a river.
Point source pollution
Pollution that is discharged from a single, well-defined source.
Cloudiness or haziness of a fluid caused by individual particles. Its measurement is a key test of water quality.
Photosynthesizing microscopic organisms that inhabit the upper sunlit layer of almost all oceans and bodies of fresh water.
An area of land drained by streams and rivers.
A transition area between two adjacent but different patches of landscape.
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