2 Points to Be Covered on Ground Water How does ground water move? What is porosity? permeability?Infiltration?How is ground water formed?3. What is an aquifer,4. Be able to discuss the use of wellsin ground water, including potentialproblems.
3 When precipitation falls on the land surface, what happens to it? Origin of Ground WaterWhen precipitation falls on the land surface, what happens to it?Goes back into the H20 cycle, or is runs over land surfaceAfterwards, it infiltrates (Flow into) the land surface and percolates (seeps) downward and becomes ground water
5 GroundwaterWhen water passes through the sediment’s pores and is contain underground after reaching a surface that it cannot penetrate.
6 How does ground water move? Porosity: amount of spacing in sediment material.Porosity depends upon:-shape of grains- arrangement of grains- size distribution- compactionPermeability: ability of an material to allow the passage of H2ODepends upon- Porosity (spacing between sediment
7 What is an aquifer? A permeable, water-containing unit. Area where groundwater is temporarily stored.Groundwater can leave by flowing to streams, springs, or to wells
8 What are some other problems associated with the use of wells? Lack of filtering in under privilege regions.Limited amounts of groundwater in some rock types.Runoff- pollution invasion.