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Ground Water and Surface Water- A Single Resource DLESE Reviewed Collection
As concerns over water resources and the environment grow, the importance of considering ground water and surface water as a single resource has become increasingly evident. The natural processes of groundwater-surface water interaction and human influences on this interaction are presented here, touching on natural ground-surface water interactions as part of the hydrologic cycle, chemical interactions, and the influences of different types of terrain upon these interactions. A discussion of human influences includes agricultural activity, urban development, modifications to drainages, and changes in the atmosphere.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Map
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
    • Report
Subject:
  • Environmental science
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geochemistry
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
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Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-099
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 9-12:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
        • Natural resources
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Geology and Human Health'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Mr Thomas C. Winter
U.S. Geological Survey