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How many Claimants were by the time this case went to arbitration?

634

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What was the final settlement in the hinkley case

$333 million

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Where a river begins

Headwater

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Where a river opens into a water body

Mouth

4

The Gulf of Mexico

Water body

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The land surrounding a river bank

Riparian Zone

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A river that bends back and forth across an area

Meander

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A dam

Weir

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The land above the flood plain

Upland

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A geographic region within which all water drains to a common point

Watershed

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Forms as a result of a meander

Oxbow lake

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U.s. Waters must be fishable and swimmable by 1983

Clean water act of 1972

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What pollutants affect our drinking water

Chlorine, nitrates, nitrites

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What pollutants affect water used in agriculture

Pesticides and herbicides

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How are macroinvertabrates used

Maintain health of water

15

Making additions or yield supplies

Tributary

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What was the chemical that rein said was responsible for causing the illness in hinkley

Hexavalent chromium (6)

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A measurement of the amount of force it takes to break the skin on the surface of water

Surface tension

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Occurs when water climbs upward through a small space

Capillary action

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Water if attracted to other water molecules

Cohesion

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Water is attracted to other substances

Adhesion