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Water Resources Vocabulary (Grade 9)

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Water Resources Vocabulary

1. 
This is a region of permeable rock where groundwater is contained or flows.
  1. dam
  2. aquifer
  3. reservoir
  4. water table
 
2. 
This is a natural or artificial surface body of water often used as a source for drinking water.
  1. dam
  2. aquifer
  3. reservoir
  4. water table
3. 
This is the level of the ground below which is saturated with water.
  1. dam
  2. aquifer
  3. reservoir
  4. water table
 
4. 
This is a structure that impounds water or controls river flow.
  1. dam
  2. aquifer
  3. reservoir
  4. water table
5. 
This is an area of low-lying land next to a river.
  1. runoff
  2. watershed
  3. groundwater
  4. floodplain
 
6. 
Water from precipitation that does not enter the ground, but drains to surface water bodies is                .
  1. runoff
  2. watershed
  3. groundwater
  4. floodplain
7. 
This is water stored below the water table.
  1. runoff
  2. watershed
  3. groundwater
  4. floodplain
 
8. 
This is an area of land that drains to a given body of water.
  1. runoff
  2. watershed
  3. groundwater
  4. floodplain
9. 
Which term relates to the relative clarity of water or the amount of suspended materials in water?
  1. salinity
  2. turbidity
  3. permeability
  4. conductivity
 
10. 
Which term relates to the concentration of dissolved salts in water?
  1. salinity
  2. turbidity
  3. permeability
  4. conductivity
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