14 Groundwater Fundamentals 2

14 Groundwater Fundamentals 2 - Supplies ½ of the drinking...

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Canal 335 miles long 44 billion gallons/yr 7% lost to evaporation Central Arizona Project
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Groundwater and Aquifer Fundamentals
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Freshwater Glaciers Atmosphere Groundwater Lakes Soils Rivers Wetlands 3% of total Earth water
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Aquifer Water-bearing formation that can store and release usable amounts of water. Aqua – water Ferre – to carry
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Aquifers/Groundwater 0.6% of total earth water. 98% of all readily available freshwater
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Unformatted text preview: Supplies ½ of the drinking water in U.S. and more than 90% of the drinking water in FL. Where and What is Groundwater? Water found in pore spaces, seams cracks, and fractures in geologic material or soils beneath the surface of the earth Sands Silts Gravels Muds Clays Rock Water-bearing materials Aquifers and Aquifer Types...
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  • Fall '09
  • Bonczek
  • Central Arizona Project, Sands Silts Gravels Muds Clays Rock, Glaciers Atmosphere Groundwater, Soils Rivers Wetlands, Gravels Muds Clays

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