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Why are water quality standards important?
They help improve the quality of polluted water and help protect clean water.
Neighborhoods have volunteer programs for citizens to monitor water quality. Why is it important to monitor water quality?
so that problems in the watershed can be identified before they become to serious.
Which of the following methods of dealing with sewage will ensure the future health of a local enviroment and the organisms that live within in?
sending the sewage to a biological treatment plant
The health of a water system relies on the balance of many factors. Suppose a river's pH level drops sharply due to construction projects on its banks. Which statement below best predicts how such change would affect the organisms that live in the river?
most of the organisms in the area will die even if the drop is very little
Which could be an example of non-point source pollution in NC?
Why is turbidity an important measure of water quality?
cloudy water reduces photosynthesis
A factory has been dumping its wastewater into a river. An effective way to reduce the waste released into the enviroment would be to pass a law....
requiring the factory to pump its water to a treatment plant
Which of the following can cause a decrease in dissolved oxygen in the water?
excessive plant debris
Which of the following would be an unlikely source of freshwater in NC?
Why is there a limited amount of fresh water on Earth?
most of it is frozen
What percentage of Earth is covered in water?
What percentage of all water is fresh on Earth?
A rock layer underground that collects and stores water is called a?
An area on land that drains into a river or lake is called a?
The Pamlico Sound is an estuary because it is
an area where freshwater mixes with salt water
An area that separates two river basins is
Where would an estuary be most likely found?
by the mouth of a river
Why are estuaries important to our enviroment?
Only a, b, and c
How does water move in the ocean as a result of upwelling?
from deep, colder areas to warm shallow areas
Which of the following processes is responsible for increasing dissolved oxygen levels in the ocean?
Which technology can show concentrations of phytoplankton in the oceans?
Which statement is true about the world's oceans?
All the oceans are connected
Which of the following describes the connection between an aquatic and terrestrial food web?
a polar bear catches and eats a seal in the Arctic
Increased turbidity in a lake or pond could most likely be caused by which type of event?
increase in runoff
A lake that receives large amounts of acid rain would most likely have a pH level that would fall into which of the categories below?
Which of the following would have the greatest impact on creating an unhealthy aquatic habitat?
elevated water temperatures
Which of the following non-point pollutants are the most directly associated with the agriculture industry?
pet waste and runoff
A lake is located in a area that is known to experience high levels of air pollution. Which water quality factor would be the most likely affected?
Phosphate detergents are most likely to contribute to water pollution in which of the following ways?
plant populations are dramatically decreased
Nitrate levels affect the overall health of a water system by causing which of the following?
oxygen depletion causes the deaths of aquatic organisms
The amount of water displaced by an object?
Which is true about pure natural water?
pH is neutral
A river bottom that can not be seen is called?
Which Density is represented by a toy rock that has a volume of 6 and a mass of 12?
In a salt water solution, Salt is the _______ and water is the _____________.
In a plant, this type of movement represents the way water goes against gravity?
Most cities and towns use this water for their water supply?
rivers and aquifers
If an objects density is 4.33, will it ?
Washing your moms car 2 times a month instead of 5 times a week.... is an example of?
The "S" in SONAR stands for?
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