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Science

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JT Yarbrough

on 28 March 2017

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Science
Runoff
the draining away of water
Transpiration
the flow of water through a plant, from the roots to the leaves
the action of breathing
respiration
Percolation
To cause (liquid, for example) to pass through a porous substance or small holes;
Infiltration
permeation of a liquid into something by filtration
close to the actual, but not completely accurate or exact
approximate
River Basin
The drainage basin of a river and its tributaries.
Watershed
an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas
Tributary
a river or stream flowing into a larger river or lake
Groundwater
water held underground in the soil or in pores and crevices in rock
a body of permeable rock that can contain or transmit groundwater
aquafier
Artesian Well
a well in which water is under pressure; especially : one in which the water flows to the surface naturally
Permeable
having pores or openings that permit liquids or gases to pass through
Impermeable
not allowing fluid to pass through
Assume
suppose to be the case, without proof
Point Source Pollution
A point source of pollution is a single identifiable source of air, water, thermal, noise or light pollution
Non-Point Source Pollution
being a source of pollution (as runoff from farmland) that is not confined to a single point; also : being pollution or a pollutant that does not arise from a single indentifiable source
Bio-indicators

a biological indicator of the well-being or abundance of an organism, which is then used to describe the quality of the ecosystem; also, an organism used as such an indicator
Contaminate
make (something) impure by exposure to or addition of a poisonous or polluting substance
Macro-Invertebrate
A macroscopic invertebrate, especially an aquatic organism such as a crustacean, a mollusk, or an aquatic insect.
Algal Bloom
Explosive growth of algae in water over-enriched by nutrients from sewage, artificial fertilizers, etc. Effects can include the mass death of fish
Identify
establish or indicate who or what (someone or something) is
Pollutant
a substance that pollutes something, especially water or the atmosphere
Water Hardness
That which contains large amounts of minerals.
Stewardship
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