sci275_Appendix_E[1] - Axia College Material Appendix E...

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Axia College Material Appendix E Water Resource Challenges Review Ch. 10 and 11 of your text, then complete the following: Provide at least three freshwater and three ocean water resource challenges by filling in the following table. Then, respond to the question that follows: Freshwater Resource Challenge Description Aquifer Depletion The lowering of the water table because more water is drawn out for use than is replenished. Overdrawing Surface Waters The removal and use of too much water from freshwater sources. Areas affected from overdrawing of surface water can change ecologically. Salinization of Irrigated Soil Results from years of irrigation; small amounts of salt in irrigation water remains in the soil because there is no runoff. As a result, salt levels can become toxic to crops and plants. Ocean Water Resource Challenge Description Shipping, Ocean Dumping, and Plastic Debris Water pollution caused by dumping of waste into the ocean both by ships at sea and along coastlines. Plastic debris does not break down
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