Fun with Geoscience Trivia • Groundwater Edition

  1. What kind of well is formed when groundwater flows to the surface under its own pressure in a bore hole?
    ARTESIAN

  2. What do you call a confining layer of geologic material along an aquifer that has little or no permeability or hydraulic conductivity?
    AQUITARD

  3. What term is given to a natural depression in the water table around a well during pumping?
    CONE OF DEPRESSION

  4. Whose equation forms the scientific basis for studying fluid movement through porous material?
    HENRY DARCY

  5. What is the term for the level at which groundwater pressure is equal to atmospheric pressure, sometimes visualized as the “surface” of the groundwater in a given vicinity?
    WATER TABLE

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