Groundwater Flow Model
Groundwater Flow Model is an educational device constructed
of sturdy layered sand lenses to represent a sliced section of earth.
Movement of water and contaminants are easily demonstrated to groups
of all ages. Through the use of water tinted with food coloring
or grape Kool-Aid, it is possible to observe a wide range of groundwater
movements and contaminaton events. The following are examples of
some of the actions demonstrated:
of tile drainage systems,
landfills and underground storage tanks,
of water in artesian wells,
source leaching, and
Iowa State University Chapter of the Soil & Water Conservation Society.
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