Type
Crossword
Description

a body of permeable rock which can contain flowing ground water aquifer
something that slows or inhibits the flow of ground water aquitard
the shape of water at a used well cone of depression
a deep narrow hole in the ground used to find water or oil borehole
a well that doesn't require a pump due to natural underground pressure artesian well
where surface water moves down ti ground water recharge
the layer where gaps in soil are filled with both air and soil zone of aeration
the boundary between the zone of saturation and zone of aeration water table
a measure of how many gaps there is in a rock porosity
a measure of how easily water can move through a rock permeability
when an aquifer is above the regional water table perched water table
when a aquifer is trapped under impermeable rock it is ______ confined
the volume of water flowing through a river channel discharge
a bend in a layer of rocks that makes a smile 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

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

Water Cycle and Terms Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Porosity
Contaminant
Watershed
Reservoirs
Surface Water
Storm Water Drains
Nonpoint Source Pollution
Point Source Pollution
Water Table
Impermeable
Permeable
Aquifer
Ground Water
Transpiration
Infiltration
Condensation
Evaporation
Precipitation

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

Freshwater Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A stream that flows into a lake or into a larger stream Tributary
The bed or channel in which a river flows;bottom of the river Riverbed
A large natural or artificial lake used as a source of water supply; a place where water collects Rservior
When water flows out from the ground due to the water table reaching Earth's surface Spring
The percentage of the total volume of a rock or sediment that consists of open spaces Porosity
The process where plants roots absorb water and then give off water vapor through pores in their leaves Transpiration
A human-made hole that is deeper than the level of the water table Well
Water that collects on the surface of the ground Surfacewater
The ability of a rock or sediment to let fluids pass through its open spaces, or pores Permeability
The path that a stream follows Channel
The measure of the change in elevation over a certain distance Gradient
The area of land that is drained by a river system Watershed
A body of rock or sediment that stores groundwater and allows the flow of groundwater Aquifer
A rock that stops the flow of water Impermeable
The sequence of evaporation,condensation,and precipitation...(water cycle) Hydrologiccycle
The amount of water that a stream or river carries in a given amount of time Discharge
The materials carried by a stream Load
The boundary where the zone of aeration and the zone of saturation meet Watertable
The process when water goes downward in soil Infiltration
The liquid that drains or 'leaches' from a landfill Leachate
An area along a river that forms from sediments deposited when the river overflows its banks Floodplain
The ground surface where water enters an aquifer Recharge
The amount of a substance that will dissolve in a given amount of another substance Solubility
The water located within the rocks below the Earth’s surface Groundwater
The downward movement of water through pores and other spaces due to gravity Percolation

Ground Water Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Where does most water come from ground
what sunk the titanic iceberg
a place in the ground where water comes out spring
pores filled with mostly air unsaturatedzone
most of the pores are filled with water saturatedzone
ability to pass water through pores Permeability
impermeable layer of material Aquitard
permeable layer of material Aquifer
percent of open space porosity
the upper limit of the zone saturation Water table
erosion below ground causes caves
erosion one the surface causes sink holes

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

Freshwater Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Underground layer of rock that stores water Aquifer
The change of a liquid to a gas Condensation
The change of a gas to a liquid Evaporation
How large the holes are in a rock Porosity
When all the holes are filled with water Saturated zone
When the holes are empty of water Unsaturated zone
The bed of a lake or stream Channel
Any form of water or ice that falls from a cloud Precipitation
The upper part of the zone of saturation Water table
What a river is carrying, like sediment or rocks Load
The study of water Hydrology
The area near a river where it can overflow Floodplain
Where water enters an aquifer Recharge
Unable to let water pass through Impermeable
The channel where water flows Riverbed
Able to let water pass through Permeability
Evaporation of water off plants Transpiration
When an aquifer is filled to overflowing, water squirts out Spring