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HydrologyHomework - 7 Name two kinds of groundwater...

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Name: SID: Homework: The hydrologic cycle and groundwater 1) Of the world’s water, what percentage is fresh? Of this amount, roughly how much is available as a resource for human populations (justify your answer)? (10 pts) 2) What water cycling mechanisms contribute to evapotranspiration? (10 pts) 3) How do mountains form rain shadows? (10 pts) 4) Why can’t water be stored in a lake or reservoir indefinitely? (10 pts)
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5) What is the difference between the saturaded zone and the unsaturated zone of an aquifer, and how does the water table relate to these zones? (10 pts) 6) Name two kinds of groundwater recharge (10 pts)
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Unformatted text preview: 7) Name two kinds of groundwater discharge (10 pts) 8) What is an artesian well? If you drill into a confined aquifer will the well always be artesian? Why or why not? (10 pts) 9) An aquifer with hydraulic conductivity (K) of 10-6 m/s and a cross sectional area (A) of 10,000 m 2 has a vertical drop in hydraulic head of 20m over a horizontal distance of 200m. What is the groundwater flux (q) in m/day? What is the volumetric flow rate (Q) in m 3 /day? (Hint: Q=Aq) (10 pts) 10) Draw a diagram of the aquifer described in problem 9 (10 pts)...
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This note was uploaded on 09/17/2009 for the course EPS 50 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Berkeley.

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