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Aquifers

There is actually a lot of water flowing and seeping through the rocks and soil under your feet. Below the water table, there's another saturated zone: an aquifer.

See how these huge storehouses of water form and learn how aquifers can be tapped into for drinking water and irrigation.

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Build Your Own Aquifer

Build Your Own Aquifer

Here, "Thirstin" shows you how to make you own aquifer. You'll discover how easy it is for groundwater to become contaminated and end up in our drinking water. More...

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Environmental Protection Agency
Discovery of Massive Aquifers Could Be Game Changer for Kenya

Discovery of Massive Aquifers Could Be Game Changer for Kenya

In one of the most drought stricken places on Earth, two new aquifers were discovered. Find out how satellite imagery and seismic data located these subterranean lakes. More...

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NPR
Groundwater Animations

Groundwater Animations

Click around to explore the features and structures that hydrogeologists study and monitor. More...

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McGraw-Hill
Rising Use of Corn Ethanol Stresses Midwestern Aquifers

Rising Use of Corn Ethanol Stresses Midwestern Aquifers

The corn we eat and use for fuel could be stressing our aquifers. Get the whole story. More...

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Scientific American
Texas Water District Acts to Slow Depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer

Texas Water District Acts to Slow Depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer

Take a look at the efforts to conserve a Texas aquifer that is disappearing all too rapidly. More...

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National Geographic
Underground Water Flow and Darcy’s Law

Underground Water Flow and Darcy’s Law

Water doesn't just flow in lakes and streams. Build a simple model to explore the ways water flows underground, as well as Darcy's law. More...

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Science Buddies
Vast Aquifer Found in Namibia

Vast Aquifer Found in Namibia

See how this recent find — in one of the driest countries in the world — could provide water for a long, long time! More...

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BBC
Where the World’s Running Out of Water

Where the World’s Running Out of Water

What parts of the world are using up aquifer water faster than it can be refilled by rain? See 'em all in this one map. More...

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Washington Post

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