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A feature where water is held underground and supplies wells, springs etc. Aquifer
An area under the ground that resticts the flow of groundwater from 1 aquifer to another Aquitard
When water is pumped up towards the surface through a well or something similar, a strange shape is formed. What ia that shape called? Cone of depression
A hole drilled into the ground normally used to find and draw up water (sometimes oil) Borehole
This is a well in the ground in which a pump isn't needed. The substance being drawn up is under so much pressure that it shoots up to the surface anyway. What is this called? Artesian Well
This is when water percolators into the aquifer to refill it. Recharge
This is the area above the water table, but still underground. Zoneofaeration
This is the bondary between the zone of aeration and the water filled rock/soil. Water table
A rocks abiliby to hold water in holes Porosity
A rocks ability to let water travel through it. Permeability
A water table somewhere in the zone of aeration with impermeable rock below it stopping it perculating down any further Perched water table
A water bearing area of rock overlain by an impermeable rock Confined
The overall amount of water running through a river Discharge
A "U" shaped dip in the rock Syncline

Water resources Crossword

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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 Resources: Environmental Science Crossword

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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

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

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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

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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

Groundwater Crossword

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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

freshwater vocabulary Crossword

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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

Water Crossword

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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

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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

Mariah smith chapter 16 Crossword

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Crossword
Description

body of permeable rock that can contain or transmit groundwater. Aquifer
void fraction is a measure of the void (i.e. "empty") spaces in a material, and is a fraction of the volume of voids over the total volume, between 0 and 1, or as a percentage between 0 and 100%. Porosity
the state or quality of a material or membrane that causes it to allow liquids or gases to pass through it. Permeability
upper level of an underground surface in which the soil or rocks are permanently saturated with water. The water table separates the groundwater zone that lies below it from the capillary fringe, or zone of aeration, that lies above Water table
Sometimes an aquifer dips underground between impermeable rock layers. A sandwich of permeable and impermeable rocks is formed Artesian formation
Archaic past Cavern
a cavity in the ground, especially in limestone bedrock, caused by water erosion and providing a route for surface water to disappear underground Sink hole
is a landscape formed from the dissolution of soluble rocks such as limestone, dolomite, and gypsum. It is characterized by underground drainage systems with sinkholes and caves. Karst topography
escribes the distribution of grain size of sediments, either in unconsolidated deposits or in sedimentary rocks Sorting
The space between the outer covering or epidermis and the outer lining Cavities
having all constituent parts linked or connected Interconnected
(chiefly of rock) consisting of small particles. Fine grained
not allowing fluid to pass through. Impermeable
Region in the ground in which pore spaces are filled with water. Water table: The interface between the zone of saturation Zone of aeration
The saturated zone beneath the water table Zone of aquifers
is the area in an aquifer, below the water table, in which relatively all pores and fractures are saturated with water Zone of saturation
is the subsurface layer in which groundwater seeps up from a water table by capillary action to fill pores Capillary fringe
the amount that can be contained Filled to capacity
an increase or decrease in the magnitude of a property (e.g., temperature, pressure, or concentration) observed in passing from one point or moment to another Gradient
is a physical vector quantity; both magnitude and direction are needed to define it Velocity
is an accumulation of groundwater located above a water table in an unsaturated zone Perched water
is the primary method through which water enters an aquifer. Recharge zone
Fresh water is one of the most important necessities for human life. Currently, approximately 30% of the freshwater on Earth is groundwater, or water that is contained beneath the earth's surface within pore spaces of underground bedrock and soils. Conserving ground water
the action of keeping something harmful under control or within limits Contaminate

fresh water Word Search

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Description

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