Where is Groundwater Located?


Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum
Groundwater Contamination

Groundwater is water that exists within soils and broken rocks underneath the ground. Groundwater is a part of the overall hydrologic cycle. It gets into the ground mostly through rain seeping into the soil, a process called infiltration. Sections of soil and/or rock that hold groundwater (think of them as rocky sponges) from which the water can be taken for us to use are called aquifers. Water is taken from the aquifer to the surface using wells and pumps.

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