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Zone of Aeration
Rainwater that passes through the upper zone called...
Zone of Saturation
Farther down, the water collects in an area called...
water table
The upper surface of underground water; the upper boundary of the zone of saturation.
A body of rock or sediment that stores groundwater and allows the flow of groundwater.
The percentage of the total volume of a rock or sediment that consists of open spaces.
The ability of a rock of sediment to let fluids pass through its open spaces, or pores.
A rock that stops the flow of water.
water cycle
The continuous movement of water from the ocean to the atmosphere to the land and back to the ocean.
recharge zone
An area in which water travels downward to become part of an aquifer.
ground water
The water located within the rocks below the Earth's surface.
If the water table reaches the Earth's surface, water will flow out from the ground to form a......
Considerable inland body of standing water.
cap rock
The permeable rock is an aquifer, and the top layer of impermeable rock is called......
artesian spring
A spring whose water flows from a crack in the cap rock over the aquifer.
A human-made hole that is deeper than the level of the the water table is called a..
When underwater erosion happens caves form.
sharp icicle-shaped features that form on cave ceilings.
Water that falls to the caves's floor adds to cone-shaped features.
dripstone columns
If water drips long enoug, the stalactites and stalagmites join to form a...
The roof of the cave can collapse, which leaves a circular depression called a...