chapter 10 BIOLOGY - Cecilio Trevino Chapter 10 Key terms Aquifer depletion the removal of groundwater faster than it can be recharged by

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Cecilio TrevinoChapter 10 Key termsAquifer depletion: the removal of groundwater faster than it can be recharged by precipitation or melting snow. Biochemical oxygen demand (BOD): the amount of oxygen that microorganisms need to decompose biological wastes into carbon dioxide, water, and minerals. Groundwater: the water supply of fresh water under Earth’s surface that is sorted in underground aquifers. Microirrigation: a type of irrigation that conserves water by pipping it to crops through sealed systems.Nonprofit source pollution: pollution that enters bodies of water over large areas rather than being concentrated at a single point of entry. Point source pollution: water pollution that can be traced to a specific point of entry.Primary treatment: the treatment of wastewater that involves removing suspended and floatingparticles through mechanical processes. Runoff: the movement of freshwater from precipitation and snowmelt to rivers, lakes wetlands, and the ocean

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