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allows precipitation to slowly pass through and form groundwater reserves
does not allow precipitation to pass through; aquifiers form above this soil
a body of water that contains a high concentration of dissolved mineral matter
cracks in the ground that allow steam and hot gas to escape; common around geysers and in volcanic regions
Formed when groundwater mixes with gases and minerals to form a solution that dissolves rock.
Caverns are usually found in this type of rock.
attach to the top of a cavern ceiling and hang down
grow up from the bottom of a cavern floor due to the deposit of minerals over time
This is formed when a cavern roof collapses.
Old Faithful is located in Yellowstone National Park in the state of _______.
Carlsbad Caverns is located in the state of _______.
the top of an aquifer
formed when the level of land drops below the level of the water table
brings water to the surface through a fissure in the land
results when underground water is heated by geothermal energy
A drilled water well that allows water to rise to the surface without using a pump.
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