Which way does water travel after it goes into the zone of saturation?

  • Groundwater moves down through the soil, the zone of aeration, the water table, and into the zone of saturation. At the very bottom is impermeable rock.
  • Gravity, capillary action, and the soil's permeability affect how quickly water moves down through the ground.
  • Heat from the sun can penetrate under the ground and cause underground water to evaporate, lowering the water table. Rainfall can raise the water table.
  • When is has not r
  • Groundwater moves down through the soil, the zone of aeration, the water table, and into the zone of saturation. At the very bottom is impermeable rock.
  • Gravity, capillary action, and the soil's permeability affect how quickly water moves down through the ground.
  • Heat from the sun can penetrate under the ground and cause underground water to evaporate, lowering the water table. Rainfall can raise the water table.
  • When is has not rained in a long time, a drought can occur.
  • Humans can also lower the water table by using wells to pump out too much water from an aquifer.
  • Water can build up under the ground and escape through a crack in a geyser or spring. That water can be hot from being heated underground, thus producing hot springs. ained in a long time, a drought can occur.
  • Humans can also lower the water table by using wells to pump out too much water from an aquifer.
  • Water can build up under the ground and escape through a crack in a geyser or spring. That water can be hot from being heated underground, thus producing hot springs.