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1

Where is the water level located in an aquifer?

level underground when you first hit water

2

recharge

the flow of water into an aquifer. rates vary from 100-1000years or a # of days.

3

If in aquifer is composed of sand, gravel or various types of rock (sandstone, shale, basalt) where is the water stored?

In the pores, fissures, cracks. between rocks and soil sediments

4

Which kind of aquifers would you expect to have a fast recharge?

Those made up of boulder so big rocks because it is easier for water to move between them

5

Which kind of aquifers would you expect to have a slow recharge?

Those made up of sand, because the spaces for water to move is much smaller

6

Unconfined aquifers

ground water and surface water can interact

7

confined aquifer

one that is isolated by an impermeable layer of material such as clay