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Unformatted text preview: Chapter outline I. Importance of groundwater A. Largest reservoir of fresh water that is readily available to humans B. Geological roles 1. As an erosional agent, dissolving groundwater produces II. Distribution of underground water 1. 2. 3. III. The Water Table A. Height B. shape IV. Interaction between streams and groundwater A. losing stream B. gaining stream V. Groundwater Storage and Movement 1. porosity 2. 3. Aquifer 4. VI. Movement of groundwater 1. Hydraulic Gradient 2. 3. Head 4. How fast does it move generally? 1. depends on??? 2. How do we measure it? VII. Groundwater Features A. Springs B. Geysers C. Wells 1. Cone of Depression 2. Drawdown D. Artesian Wells VIII. Problems with Groundwater A. Subsidence B. Contamination IX. KARST TOPOGRAPHY Bedrock must be 5. LS A. CAVES/Caverns B. C. D. Sinking Streams E. Tower Karst...
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- Spring '11