Type
Crossword
Description

an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock, rock fractures or unconsolidated materials (gravel, sand, or silt). Aquifier
any geological formation of a rather semipervious nature that transmits water at slower rates than an aquifer. Aquitard
occurs in an aquifer when groundwater is pumped from a well. Cone/of/depression
A deep vertical hole of small diameter bored into the earth to ascertain the nature of the underlying strata or to obtain water borehole
a well that doesn’t require a pump to bring water to the surface artesian/well
the replenishment of groundwater in aquifers by rainfall recharge
where gaps between soil are filled with both air and water. zone/of/aeration
the level below which the ground is saturated with water water/table
permeable by water, air, etc porosity
the property of rocks that is an indication of the ability for fluids (gas or liquid) to flow through rocks permiability
an accumulation of groundwater that is above the water table in the unsaturated zone perched water table
restricted in area or volume confined
the volume of water flowing through a river channel discharge
a trough or fold of stratified rock in which the strata slope upwards from the axis syncline

Water Resources: Environmental Science Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Water found on Earth's land surface. Surface Water
Continuous movement of water between Earth and its atmosphere Water Cycle
A flowing network of water formed by rivers and streams River System
Area of land that is drained by a river Watershed
Water found beneath the earth's surface groundwater
Underground formation that contains groundwater Aquifer
ability of rock or soil to allow water to flow through it permeability
Area of Earth's surface from which water percolates down into an aquifer recharge zone
A hole that is dug or drilled to reach groundwater well
percentage of the total volume of a rock that has spaces (pores) porosity
The level undergound where rocks and soil are saturated with water water table

Groundwater Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The process by which precipitation that has fallen on land trickles into the ground and becomes groundwater. Inflatration
The ability of a material to let water pass through. Permeability
When groundwater flows through permeable sediment and rocks that are called ________________. Aquifer
Impermeable layers along an Aquifer that are called _________________. Aquiclude
Natural discharges of groundwater. Spring
Explosive hot springs. Geyser
A natural undergroung opening with a connection to earth's surface. Cave
A depression in the ground caused by the colapse of a cave or by the direct dissolution of lime stone by acidic water. Sinkhole
A form of dripstone that hangs from a cave's celing like icicles. Stalactite
A mound or tapering column rising from the floor of a cave, formed of calcium salts deposited by dripping water and often uniting with a stalactite. Stalagmite
The difference between the original water-table level and the water table in the pumped well. Drawdown
When water from precipitation replenishes the water content of a aquifer in the process of ______________. Recharge

Ch. 14 Water Resources (Lesson 1 Earth: The Water Planet) Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A channel dug into an aquifer to reach groundwater WELL
All of the land area that supplies water to a particular river system WATERSHED
Boundary between the zone of aeration and zone of saturation in an aquifer Watertable
Freshwater found on the Earth's surface SURFACEWATER
Water that flows over land and collects in a stream or river RUNOFF
A network of interconnected streams and rivers RIVERSYSTEM
An area where surface water soaks into the ground and reaches an aquifer RECHARGEZONE
Having spaces or pores that allow water and other substances to pass through PERMEABLE
Not allowing water and other substances to pass through IMPERMEABLE
Freshwater found below the Earth's surface GROUNDWATER
Relatively pure water, with few dissolved salts FRESHWATER
A sponge-like formation of rock, sand or gravel that holds water AQUIFER

Water Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Having a positively charged end and a negatively charged end Polarity
water sticking to water Cohesion
Water sticking to another surface Adhesion
The skin of the water created by cohesion. Surface tension
The ratio of mass to volume in a substance. Density
The amount of energy to raise temperature. Specific heat
The saltiness of a body of water. Salinity
Water that flows over the land without sinking. Runoff
Underwater vent found near volcanoes. Hydrothermal vent
Weather pattern that develops over the ocean. El-Nino
Zone of the ocean. Photic zone
Water located below Earth's surface. Groundwater
A rock layer that collects and stores groundwater. Aquifer
A surface able to penetrated by water. Permeable
A surface that water cannot penetrate. Impermeable
An area of land that drains into drains, etc, to a river. Watershed
The land that water flows across or under. River basin
Freshwater stream. Tributary
Where freshwater and saltwater mix and meet. Estuary
Large material or artificial lake. Reservoir
Movement of cold water. Upwelling
A process, weathered rock is picked up and moved. Erosion
Where eroded materials such as rock and other materials are deposited by water, wind, ice. Sedimentation
Organisms that live in top layer of ocean. Phytoplankton
Enrichment of an ecosystem. Eutrophication
When organisms go far down. Chemosynthesis
Technique that uses sound. Sonar
Amount of present in the water. Dissolved oxygen

Water resources Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

If you don't get your drinking water from a river or reservoir, you probably get it from here Groundwater
A specific body of underground water Aquifer
Where most of South Jersey gets it's drinking water Kirkwood Cohansey Aquifer
A body of underground water close to the surface Unconfined aquifer
An impermeable layer underground that water cannot easily pass through Confining Bed
A body of water underneath of an impermeable layer Confined Aquifer
The highest point of the groundwater, closest to the surface Water Table
The total area underground that is filled with water Zone Of Saturation
Water can flow through a material (adj.). Example: a grassy field permeable
Water cannot flow through a material (adj.). Example: a parking lot impermeable
An area of land that drains to a particular body of water on the surface watershed
When rain water seeps underground into an aquifer recharge
Rain water that flows over the surface, often into a stormdrain, to a local stream and ultimately to the ocean Stormwater Runoff
Something people build to capture runoff from an impermeable surface, using natural processes Green Infrastructure
A container for holding water that falls on your roof and flows through the gutter. Often used for gardening Rain Barrel
A planted area, dug out to be lower than the surrounding area, where stormwater can pool and slowly infiltrate into the ground. Often uses native plants Rain Garden
Using native plants that are accustomed to your area's climate, and therefore don't need much extra watering. Also called xeriscaping, from the Greek "xeri" meaning dry naturescaping
A planted area, using grasses, shrubs, and/or trees, that slows down and soaks up stormwater before it reaches a stream or river Riparian Buffer
A special type of pavement that water can flow through. Also called permeable pavement Porous Concrete
Certification that a product meets a certain level of water efficiency. This is to water what EnergyStar is to electricity WaterSense

Water Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

An underground layer of rock or soil that holds water aquifer
An underground water source in which water rises because of the pressure of the weight of the rocks and soil above the aquifer Artesian Well
Place where an organism lives and receives all things it needs to survive habitat
A region of land drained by a river and its tributaries river basin
Having pores or openings that allow water or other liquids to flow through them permeable
When water seeps into rocks and between particles of soil infiltration
Water found on the surface of the Earth surface water
Does not allow water to flow through impereable
A large mass of ice moving over land glacier
Water located below Earth's surface ground water
A land area that is covered with a shallow layer of water during some or all of the year wetland
Found in oceans, cannot be drank by humans until after the salt is removed salt water
A lake that stores water for human use reservoir
Water we use on earth for cooking, drinking, etc. no salt freshwater

freshwater vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the area of land that is drained by a river system watershed
the path that a stream follows channel
any form of water that falls to Earth's surface from the clouds; includes rain, snow, sleet, and hail precipitation
the materials carried by a stream load
the raising of aquatic plants and animals for human use or consumption aquifer
the change of state from a liquid to a gas evaporation
the ability of a rock or sediment to let fluids pass through its open spaces, or pores permeability
the volume of water that flows within a given time discharge
a stream that flows into a lake or into a larger stream tributary
the percentage of the total volume of a rock or sediment that consists of open spaces porosity
the water that is beneath the Earth's surface groundwater
a well whose water comes from an artesian aquifer artesian well
the branch of science concerned with the properties of the earth's water, especially its movement in relation to land. hydrology
an area of low-lying ground adjacent to a river, formed mainly of river sediments and subject to flooding foodplain
a place where water or oil wells up from an underground source, or the basin or flow formed in such a way. spring
a large natural or artificial lake used as a source of water supply. reservoir
an area of land that does not let water pass through easily impermeable
the bed or channel in which a river flows. riverbed
water that collects on the surface of the ground. surface water
the property of a solid, liquid, or gaseous chemical substance solubility

Watershed Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

Area where all run-off goes to the same place watershed
Bedrock impermeable
Pores are completely filled with water saturated
How water is extracted from saturation zone well
Water located below the earth's surface groundwater
Top of the aquifer (can fluctuate) water table
Water is able to flow through the material permeable
The size of the spaces between rocks and sand porosity
Located at the bottom of an aquifer bedrock
Where most percolation (seeping through ground) occurs unsaturated zone
Caused by rain, sleet, snow. Easily polluted floods
When the water table is higher than ground level surfacewater
When a well is drilled into the unsaturated zone it is called... drywell
Saturated ground where wells are drilled into aquifer
Caused by excessive pumping of groundwater landsubsidence

Aquifer Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A permeable rock that can contain groundwater? Aquifer
A rock that restricts the flow of groundwater from one aquifer to the other? Aquitard
An effect in an aquifer when groundwater is pumped from a well? Cone of depression
A hole drilled into the ground built for the extraction of water, other liquids or gases? Borehole
A well that doesn't require a pump to bring water to the surface? Artesian Well
Whereby water moves from the surface to groundwater? recharge
Region between earth's surface and the water table? Zone of aeration
A level below in which the ground is saturated with water? Water table
The measure of pores in a material? Porous
The measure of how well a material can store water and allow it to flow? Permeability
Where water is accumulated above the water table in the unsaturated zone? Perched Water Table
An area that can be described as restricted in area? Confined
A word that can also mean to release someone from a hospital? Discharge
A fold of rock that slopes downwards? Syncline

Hydrosphere Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Drinkable potable
When a gas changes into a liquid condensation
Saltiness of water salinity
Water that flows from the land into rivers and lakes runoff
Water is called this due to its ability to dissolve many things universalsolvent
All of the water on Earth hydrosphere
The "skin" or "film" on top of water surfacetension
Property where something sticks to other things adhesion
A factory dumping waste into a river would be this type of pollution pointsource
Evaporation from plants transpiration
Cloudiness of water turbidity
Rain, sleet, snow, and hail precipitation
The place where salt water and fresh water mix estuary
When a liquid changes to a gas evaporation
Water within the earth groundwater
How easily water can travel through rock permeability
The portion of land drained by a river riverbasin
Oxygen in water dissolvedoxygen
97% of Earth's water is this type saltwater
Most of Earth's freshwater is found here glaciers
The process of water seeping into the ground infiltration
3% of Earth's water is this type freshwater
Property where something sticks to itself cohesion
Pockets of water that feed wells and springs aquifer
The size of the spaces between rock porosity