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apes chapter 14

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Which of the following best describes an unconfined aquifer? It is an area where
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water is held in place by impenetrable rocks.
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The area of the United States that has the highest amount of groundwater depletion is
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The Midwest
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Which of the following is a disadvantage of using groundwater?
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Subsidence of the land can occur
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Which of the following is the biggest consumer of water?
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Agriculture
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Which of the following statements is true?
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Recharging of water is a slow process.
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Which of the following are ways to prevent or slow groundwater depletion?
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subsidize water conservation
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The term subsidence refers to
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sinking of ground when water has been withdrawn.
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Which of the following is the best way to increase water supply?
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Decrease water use
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China’s Three Gorges project will
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be the world’s largest hydroelectric plant.
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Dams
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destroy agricultural land and scenic areas.
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Which of the following irrigation techniques provides the highest efficiency?
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Drip irrigation
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What is the biggest source of water waste worldwide?
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Water loss due to evaporation and leaks.
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Which of the following statements about the Aral Sea is true?
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The volume of the Aral Sea has dropped by about 75%.
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Which of the following increases flooding?
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Urban and suburban development Deforestation Overgrazing of cattle
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It is most economically and environmentally sound to focus water resource management on
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increasing the efficiency of the way we use water.