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In moist climates, __ tends to dissolve limestone near the surface, resulting in cave formation.
The amount of open pore space in a rock is known as _
A body of rock or regolith that is water-saturated, porous, and permeable is known as a(n):
A subsurface rock layer that is composed of clay and represents a barrier to flow would be described as a(n):
The process in which water has condensed in the atmosphere and falls back to Earth is known as
Rain Precipitation
In which part of a straight stream channel is the water moving fastest?
Velocity is greatest in the middle and top of the stream
The replenishment of groundwater is known as
The water table is at the top of the
Saturated zone
The ____________ represents the point at which water no longer infiltrates into the ground due to the saturation of all available pore space.
water table
_________ will typically develop around a well when the rate of pumping exceeds the rate of recharge.
cone of depression
A ______ is a topographic high that separates adjacent drainage basins.
Drainage Divides
A system of low discharge streams that join a larger discharge trunk stream as water travels down-gradient are typically referred to as:
The flat areas adjacent to the edges of a stream channel where agricultural crops are often developed are referred to as:
Floodplains and alluvial meanders
In arid landscapes, lakes are often internally drained, and as a result of __ , leave behind accumulations of salts.
Precipitation that flows over the land in stream channels is commonly referred to as
surface run-off
The term __________ refers to the amount of water passing a point on the stream's bank during a given unit of time
__________ is below the water table in which all the pore spaces are filled with water
saturated zone
_________ topography is characterized by many sinkholes and disrupted drainage patterns
The process of _________ occurs when a material goes from a liquid state to a gaseous state
A __ is a manmade lake resulting from the construction of a dam