EPSC 181 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Distributary, List Of Lakes By Volume, Aquifer

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Rivers carry sediment to lakes and oceans, where they build deltas. The ancient greeks first recognized these major landforms. Significant volumes of fine sediment accumulate there (coarse stuff upstream) They carry sediment and water from the river channel into many small channels. Deltas will spontaneously rearrange their depositional sites (lobes) during major floods. Its access to the river, its elevation, other factors. More likely in urban areas because with the concrete, there"s nothing to slow down the rain water from going into the main stream. The line between water and soil that"s stops soil from entering the groundwater. Sometimes if there"s a non-soluble substance way above the ground water, another water table can be created. Water table: the top surface of the saturated zone. Pores are open spaces within any sediment or rock. The total volume of open space is termed porosity. Geologic materials exhibit a wide range of porosities. The ease of water flow due to pore interconnectedness.

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