the bed of a waterway

Ex. The Rideau Canal Waterway
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Water vapor in the earth’s atmosphere
Ex. On the earth
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pore spaces-
Holes in an area
Ex. Sponge
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a natural or artificial place where water is collected and or stored for use
Ex. Yellowstone National park
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erosional-surface of the earth is worn away by the action of water, glaciers, etc
Ex. Reef
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a natural hole in the land where the land sinks
Ex.Floridas major sinkholes
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existing or situated underground
Ex. Underground railroad
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water evaporates
Ex. Rain
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Water that is under the surface of the ground, it mostly consists of surface water that has been seeped down
Example: Main use of groundwater is for irrigation uses, drinking-water and other public uses, and for supplying domestic water to people who do not receive public-supply water.
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To change from a liquid or solid to a vapor; to give of moisture
Example: Water that sits in a water bottle for some time eventually evaporates
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Not allowing penetration or passage
Example: Surface run-off is a major component of the soft water of rivers in areas of impervious geology and may be highly cloudy(turbid)
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Belt of soil moisture-

The upper subdivision of the unsaturated zone, it is limited above by the land surface and below by the intermediate belt.
Example: Soil moisture conditions for the many different grain and oilseed crops heading into spring seeding were considered to be in good shape in kmost areas of the Canadian prairies according to the Canadian Wheat Boards Weather summary for the week ended March 28.
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The seepage of water into soil or a rock
Example: The greatest factor controlling infiltration is the amount and characteristics (intensity, duration, etc.) of precipitation that falls as rain or snow
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The passage of water through a plant from the roots through the vascular system to the atmosphere
Example: Studies have revealed that about 10 percent of the moisture found in the atmosphere is released by plants through transpiration.
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Zone of saturation- The part of a ground water system in which all of the spaces between soil and rock material are filled with water.
Example: Soil pores being filled with water
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Water table-
The planar, underground surface beneath which earth materials, as soil or rock, are saturated with water.
Example: Water that is above the water table will drain downwards; a spring forms where the water table meets the surface of the ground.
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Capillary fringe-
The zone above the water table and below the boundary of saturation where the soil is saturated but the pressures are less than atmospheric
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Surface tension-
Molecules get attracted to the liquid’s surface; a barrier is created between the air and the liquid.
Ex: in a cylinder
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Zone of aeration- Zone immediately below ground surface, in which openings are partly filled with air and partially with water trapped by molecular attraction
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The study of relations among its man-made and natural features
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The ability of a material to transmit fluid through its pores
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Gaining Streams- Streams that receive groundwater discharge
Ex. Any stream gaining water
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Losing Streams- Losing water to the groundwater system
Ex. Any stream that is losing water
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Saturated Zone- Portion below the earth’s surface that is saturated with water
Ex. Phreatic Zone
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The empty space between grains in the soil or a rock.
Ex: Voids located in high-density environments are smaller than voids located in low-density spaces of the universe
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Pore spaces-
They are holes (pores) in the soil that water can get into
Ex: Pore spaces in the snow
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Small intracellular, membrane-enclosed sac that stores or transports substances
Ex: Lipid vesicles
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The percentage of the total volume of soil that consists of pore space
Ex: Amount of water stored in pore spaces in soil
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Large holes curved into tree trunks for use as nesting and roosting sites
Ex: large holes in tree trunks; teeth cavities
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The process of organizing, like from size, shape, or density.
Ex: Sorting the papers in alphabetical order; sorting soil samples like soil worms live in or farm soil etc.
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The ability of a material to transmit fluid through its pores
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Transmit-To transfer or move
Ex. Move something from place to place
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Specific yield-Ratio of a volume of water
Ex. In a cylinder
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Specific Retention- hold against a pull of gravity
Ex.volcanic ash
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Aquitard- Rock having low permeability
Ex.confining bed
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Aquifers- undergtound layer of water
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Ex. Hot Springs Arizona
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Thermal-Caused by heat or temperature.
Ex.Thermal underwear
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Geysers-A natural hot spring that intermittently ejects a column of water and steam into the air.
Ex. Strokkur Geyser, Iceland
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Well-Water keeper
Ex.The well had water in it so we got our water supply from there
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Irrigation-the artificial application of water to land to assist in the production of crops
Ex.Watering the crops
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Fluctuate-to change continually
Ex.the time is fluctuating
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Artesian-A Geological structural feature in which water is limited under pressure
Ex: the oldest and largest investor-owned public water utility is Delaware
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Aquifer-an underground layer of water bearing permeable rock or unconsolidated materials like gravel or sand, silt or clay, from which groundwater can be usefully pulled out by using water well.

Ex: The Ogallala Aquifer (High Plains Aquifer) is a vast yet shallow underground Water Table located under the Great Plaines in the United States


Surface resistance to relative motion; the rubbing of the surface of one body against that of another
Ex: You rubbing your hands up and down causes friction
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Non flowing artesian well-

Occurs when the pressure is not great enough to force the water out of the well
Ex: One is located in Colombia County, Georgia
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Flowing Artesian Well-Water coming from the ground from and Artesian Aquifer
Ex.Aquifer system in Brunswick Arizona
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Springs-Point where groundwater flows out of the ground
Ex. Hot Springs Arizona
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Conduits-A pipe or channel for conveying fluids, such as water
Ex.Water pipe
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Recharge-charge again
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To cause to resemble
Ex.On the sides of streets
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Percolates-To cause to pass through a porous substance or small holes
Ex.key in the ignition
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To take in and incorporate as ones own
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Purification-The act of cleaning
Ex. Water filter
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Contamination-The act of polluting
Ex. Smoke
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Hazardous-full of risk
Ex. Skydiving
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Excavations-The act of making hollow by removing the inside
Ex.easter eggs
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Calcium Carbonate-White, tasteless, water-insoluble powder
Ex.4% of earths crust
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Caverns-An underground chamber produced by solution activity in limestone/
Ex.Cave in
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-Exisiting, situated, or operating below the surface of the earth.
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Dripstone-A stone molding using a drip
Ex.cave speleothems
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Speleothems- Secondary mineral deposit formed in caves.

Ex.In any cave
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Hangs from the ceiling of the wall or cave
Ex.in any cave
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Soda Straw-Speleothem in the form of a hollow mineral tube.
Ex.found in any cave
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Conical-Cone shaped drip
Ex.found in any cave
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Stalagmites-Speleothem that rises from the floor
Ex.found in any cave
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Column-Vertical architectural support
Ex.Found in any cave
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Karst topography-landscape shaped by the dissolution of a layer or layers of soluble bedrock.
Ex.Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Depression produced where soluble rock has been removed by groundwater.
Ex.gradually developed or form abruptly,
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depression in region kind of like a sinkhole
Ex.gradually developed or form abruptly
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Tower Karst- Karst landscape
Ex.Marcus Gillepsie
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