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Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum
Groundwater Contamination

Groundwater is not "held" in one place underground--it flows through the aquifer. Groundwater is transported through aquifers because of two main reasons: gravity and pressure. In unconfined aquifers, which we concentrate on because they are more likely to be contaminated, water always flows from high points to low points because of gravity.

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