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Chapter 2 Water Vocab

These Notecards are due on Wednesday 5- 4-11
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pore
different sized spaces
permeable
Materials that allow water to easily pass through, or permeate
water table
the top of the saturated zone
recharge
new water that enters the aquifer from the surface
unsaturated zone
a layer of rocks and soil above the water table
spring
places where groundwater bubbles or flows out of cracks in the rock
geyser
is a type of hot spring from witch the water bursts periodically into the air
Artesian well
a well in which water rises because of pressure within the aquifer
Impermeable
materials that water cannot pass through easily
saturated zone
the area of permeable rock or soil that is totally filled or saturated with water