Outcome: Components of Groundwater

Describe critical components of groundwater

What You’ll Learn to Do

  • Differentiate between groundwater and the water table
  • Describe how groundwater is affected by porosity and permeability of geologic materials with respect to different types of aquifers.
  • Compare and contrast potential well use within various types of aquifers.
  • Identify issues with groundwater withdrawal
  • Describe issues with the quality of groundwater and keeping water clean

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include the following:

  • Reading: Groundwater
  • Reading: Porosity and Permeability
  • Reading: Aquifers and Well-Potential
  • Reading: Groundwater Withdrawal
  • Reading: Quality of Groundwater
  • Self Check: Components of Groundwater


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