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New Orleans Geological Society


Introduction to Ground-Water Hydrology, 1993 - Introduction
Pages 2-11



Ground water is water in the ground in the zone of saturation from which wells and springs are supplied (Freeze and Cherry, 1979). Protecting and cleaning-up these supplies have become a multi-billion dollar industry. In this section we will address the importance of ground water and employment opportunities in the associated ground-water industry. In the following sections, we will discuss the quantitative methods used for predicting the occurrence and flow of ground water, followed by a discussion of ground-water contamination.

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