Module 2 - Water Key terms

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Porosity
Is the volume of pore space
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Permeability
Is the rate at which a fluid flows through a rock.
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Water Table
Is the surface separating unsaturated rock above from saturated rock below.
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Hydrostatic Pressure
Is the pressure at a point in a body of water due to the weight of the overlying column of water.
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Hydraulic Gradient
Is the difference in hydrostatic pressure between two points divided by the distance between them.
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Recharge Zone
Is the area of an aquifer open to the atmosphere allowing replenishment of water
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Aquiclude
Is an impermeable rock that does not transmit water.
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Artesian Basin
Is a large, synclinal confined aquifer under hydrostatic pressure.
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Cone of Depression
Occurs where there is a lowering of the water table in the vicinity of a well
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Draw Down
Describes the height difference between the water table and water level in well.
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Is the rate at which a fluid flows through a rock.

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Permeability

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Is the surface separating unsaturated rock above from saturated rock below.

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Is the pressure at a point in a body of water due to the weight of the overlying column of water.

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Card 5

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Is the difference in hydrostatic pressure between two points divided by the distance between them.

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