Learning Journal 22 - Surface Water, Groundwater and Caves

Learning Journal 22 - Surface Water, Groundwater and Caves...

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Links: Go Question 1 Complete 1.50 points out of 2.00 Flag question My home MEA 101 (003) Fall, 2014 Module 7 Learning Journal 22 ­ Surface Water, Groundwater and Caves QUIZ NAVIGATION Finish review Started on Monday, November 24, 2014, 6:42 PM State Finished Completed on Monday, November 24, 2014, 7:02 PM Time taken 19 mins 46 secs Marks 7.21/8.00 Grade 3.61 out of 4.00 ( 90 %) You are considering whether or not to install a groundwater well on your property. In 3-5 sentences, describe THREE geologic features (i.e. not cost) which could influence your decision. The location of the well in relation to a major water system (lake, river, ect), the further away you travel from a major water system the less water there typically is. How deep the water is, if the water is shallow, it is more likely that there will be contamination to the groundwater. The more earth between the surface and the water, the more protection the water has from contaminates. How much precipitation an area gets is also important, since that is a large source of the water a well pumps out. If a well doesn't get much rain, it is likely that it will not produce a lot of water in the long run (since eventually, the groundwater will run out). Sample answers: Proximity to a lake would influence in my decision since these help to determine where the water table is close to the surface. Having my property in a valley would also push me to
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