Watershed, Aquifer, & Pollution
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q. When fertilizers enter surface water, they cause problems in 
    the watershed by -
    answer choices
    increasing the amount of nutrients available to fish in lakes and streams.

    clogging narrow streams and preventing water from flowing properly.
    raising the water level in nearby rivers to levels leading to flooding.
    causing rapid algal growth that decrease oxygen levels and choke aquatic life.
  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q. Which would increase the amount of runoff you get?
    answer choices
    Vegetation
    More plants
    Urban Development
  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q. What do you call the land that water flows across, under, and through on its way to a body of water?
    answer choices
    Tributary
    River system
    Headwaters
    Watershed
  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q.

    All bodies of fresh water, salt water, ice, and snow that are found above ground

    answer choices

    Groundwater

    Surface water

    Runoff

    Swimming pool

  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q. ___________________ washes agricultural wastes, including animal wastes, fertilizers, and pesticides, into bodies of water, causing algae to grow.
    answer choices
    Runoff
    Peak flow
    Groundwater
    Municipal sewage
  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q. Wastes produced by agriculture, households, industry, mining, and other human activities can end up in ______________.
    answer choices
    groundwater
    streams and rivers
    oceans
    All of these choices
  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q. An area of permeable layer of rock or soil that holds a large amount of water in the saturated zone is called what?
    answer choices
    Aquifer
    Spring
    Well
    Reservoir
  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q. The water that fills lakes and rivers
    answer choices
    groundwater
    surface water
    water table
    saturated zone
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. Water stored  in cracks and pores below the Earth's surface is called:
    answer choices
    Groundwater
    Bogs
    Water in the ground
    surface water
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. What is the top of the water-filled spaces  (saturated zone) in the ground called?
    answer choices
    Groundwater
    Reservoir
    Water Table
    Well
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q. Sand is ___________, meaning that water can pass through easily.
    answer choices
    Permeable
    Impermeable
    Solid
    Soft
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. Suppose there is a drought in this area. The level of the river drops because of it.
    What else could happen here?
    answer choices
    The river will immediately rise again.
    The water table will rise. 
    The water table will fall. 
    A new aquifer will form.
  • Question 13
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    Q. What is an area of higher elevation that separates watersheds?
    answer choices
    Estuary
    Divide
    Wetland
    Transition zones
  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q. What is the water that fills the cracks and spaces in underground soil and rock layers called?
    answer choices
    Groundwater
    Water Table
    Precipitation
    Snow
  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q. The top of the groundwater’s zone of saturation - E
    answer choices
    Zone of Aeration
    Aquifer
    Surface water
    Water table
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