Groundwater chapter 17

Groundwater chapter 17 - Water in pores, fractures, faults...

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Groundwater chapter 17 03/03/2008 14:29:00 Major Reservoirs of water in 10^15 kg Atmosphere 13.5 Land 16000 Cryosphere (ice and snow) 43,000 Oceans 1,400,000\ Why we care: Groundwater as a resource ~40% of all water used Domestic use: 50% of total Agriculture Industry Groundwater use in western states Where is groundwater found? Rocks are not “solid”
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Unformatted text preview: Water in pores, fractures, faults Type of rock or sediment matters LOOK AT SLIDE THAT HAS EXAMPLE OF WATER BELOW THE EARTHS SURFACE Water table o Not flat o Height varies in space o Height varies through time Water seeps downhill along the water table 03/03/2008 14:29:00 03/03/2008 14:29:00...
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