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A power point of vocabulary relating to water resources

A power point of vocabulary relating to water resources

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  • 1. Water resources
  • 2. Aquifer
  • 3. Chlorinated hydrocarbon
  • 4. Inorganic Fertilizer
  • 5. Desalination
  • 6. Dissolved Oxygen
  • 7. Euphotic Zone Photosynthesis producing most oxygen
  • 8. Eutrophication Increased Nitrates, Phosphates (naturally or culturally) from external sources
  • 9. Evaporation
  • 10. Floodplain
  • 11. Groundwater
  • 12. Natural Capital Water, trees, grassland, soil, etc…notice the change in allocated natural capital for wildlife versus humans
  • 13. Natural Recharge
    • If we leave it alone how much will these areas recharge their supply?
  • 14. Nondegradable pollutant
    • Plastics, Lead, Many Inorganic Toxins, Mercury
  • 15. Slowly Degradable Pollutant
    • Material that does biodegrade but occurs slowly over time to acceptable levels
  • 16. Oxygen Demanding Wastes
    • Waste products which require Oxygen in order to break down. They remove lots of DO from water…
  • 17. Point source
    • Single point of pollution source
  • 18. Primary and Secondary Sewage Treatment Large solids are filtered out Primary 90% of leftover waste is digested by aerobic bacteria secondary
  • 19. Recharge area
    • Area where water passes through to an aquifer
  • 20. Reliable Runoff
    • Can be depended on and calculated on a regular basis
  • 21. Salinity
  • 22. Saltwater Intrusion Using freshwater faster than it can be recharged so saltwater intrudes
  • 23. Sedimentary Rock
  • 24. Septic Tank Aerobic bacteria decompose waste and sludge settles. Effluent flows out into ground
  • 25. Sludge Leftover, toxic chemicals, infectious agents, and settled solids removed from waste water
  • 26. Surface Runoff
  • 27. Water Pollution Chemical or physical influences which may be harmful to living organisms
  • 28. Water Table Zone of Aeration Zone of saturation
  • 29. Zoning
    • Regulation (by law or interpretation of law) how parcels of land and the water present shall be used