By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Potable water is simply water that is safe and fit for consumption by humans and animals. Generally if water comes from a mountain spring, rain water or a fast running river the water it is potable. If the water is contaminated in some way there...
Rainiest places in the world
By: Janet Farricelli CPDT-KA
What would the world be without rain? A dry, sandy, thirsty desert where no living being would be able to survive. Gratefully, even deserts have their small share of water and its vegetation and living creatures reflect it's presence. If we take a look around...
Assessing the Florida aquifer
By: Kenneth Black
Forty million people - one water source. The Florida aquifer is truly a unique and amazing structure. Spanning more than 100,000 square miles and crossing through all or portions of five states, the Florida aquifer is one of the major sources of freshwater in...
Longest rivers on earth
By: Susan Smalls
River length is not as easy to calculate as one might expect. It involves calculating the precise distance between the beginning of a river, also known as the river's source, and the end of a river, or its mouth. However, it is not always easy...
By: JoAnne Windsinger
You hear their roar long before you see them. As you draw nearer, you feel the mist on your face, perhaps slip on wet rocks, and often claim a rainbow as a reward. Even a small waterfall can be thrilling but some outclass all others...
About the great glaciations
By: Effie Moore Salem
The Great Glaciations, as distinguished from glaciations as we know them today, is what changed the topography of the North American continent. As an example, during the time of the Lewis and Clark expedition, the land mass and the water ways would have been different...
Growlers: Polar icebergs
By: Alison Bowler
Icebergs are floating chunks of frozen fresh water. They are formed in the polar regions when blocks of ice break free from their parent ice shelf in a process called calving. Once detached from the ice shelves, icebergs can be moved into warmer latitudes by...
Defining fjords
By: Alison Bowler
A coastline defined by fjords is one of the most rugged and beautiful in the world. A fjord or fiord is a narrow steep sided valley formed by a glacier. The word is of Scandinavian origin and was originally used in naming these features on...
By: Rex Trulove
The beauty and serene quality of a natural lake is hard to ignore. Lakes are formed by several means, and the different ways they form change the nature of the lake, and also its depth. Most lakes are no more than a few dozen yards...
Understanding groundwater, wells, and hydrology
By: Effie Moore Salem
Hydrology is the study of water and how it maneuvers itself around, through, over and into rocks and sand and soil. Ground water when mixed with soil usually turns into mud. I say usually because some soil is so nonporous that when mixed with water...

 

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