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Unformatted text preview: reservoirs, or lakes) Groundwater is not just in the country, it can be in significant urban areas The new river would run dry in a matter of weeks without groundwater In many areas groundwater has become non-renewable Groundwater supplies in Nevada and California are being slowly depleted Rivers and streams in wet climates (Virginia) tend to be recharged constantly by the ground water table Aquiclude- a material you cant get water out of (clay or shale layers that restrict groundwater flow) Clays and shales have low hydrolic conductivity Karst landscape has a bedrock that is limestone or dolomite...
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2011 for the course GEOS 1024 taught by Professor Meschreiber during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.
- Spring '08