Wednesday, May 3, 2017

BLOG: How Much Do You Know?

by Jane Griffin, The Groundwater Foundation

Next week (May 7-13) is Drinking Water Week. About half of us in the United States drink groundwater, but how much do you know about it? Take this short quiz to test your knowledge (answer key at the end of post):

1. Groundwater is:
        a. The water on the earth’s surface
        b. The water in the ground
        c. The deepest part of the water in the ocean
        d. The water contained in clouds

2. An aquifer:
        a. Is a geological formation that contains water
        b. Can be confined
        c. Is below the earth’s surface
        d. All of the above

3. When an aquifer is replenished it is called:
        a. Recharge
        b. Discharge
        c. Water table
        d. Saturated zone

4. The Ogallala is part of the:
        a. Edwards Aquifer
        b. Hawaiian Aquifer
        c. High Plains Aquifer
        d. Central Valley aquifer system

5. Groundwater is used for:
        a. Drinking water
        b. Irrigation
        c. Industrial use
        d. All of the above

How’d you do? 

There's a lot to learn about groundwater. Why not have some fun learning with our hands-on activities? Check out our Activities Library to find something that's right for you.

Do you want more quizzes about groundwater? Download our free Water1der mobile app and get your fill of groundwater trivia. See how much water you use in a day with our free water tracking app, 30by30, and find ways to use less water.

Get involved in local groundwater protection and education with a local Groundwater Guardian team. Is there one near you? Find out. If there's no team in your area, be a sparkplug and get one started - here's how.

Groundwater - it's the water many of us drink. Think about it during Drinking Water Week, and get yourself started on knowing more about this magical resource and involved in protecting it for future generations!

ANSWER KEY: 1. B, 2. D, 3. A, 4. C, 5. D

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