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a

acre-foot
aerobic
algae
anaerobic
antibiotic
aquifer

b

bedrock
best management practices (BMPs)
biodegradable
Bt
buffer

C

CAFO
chlorine
cholera
condense
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
consume
contaminant

D

Dead Zone
decompose
desalination
discharge (verb)
disinfect
downstream
drought

E

E. coli
ecosystem
emerging contaminants
EPA
erosion
evaporate

f

fertilizer
fish kill

g

geology
gray water
Green Revolution
groundwater

h

humus
hydrological modification
hydrology

i

impervious
infiltration
invertebrate
irrigation

l

lagoon
leaching
livestock

m

manure management
municipality

n

nitrogen
nonpoint source pollution
NPDES

p

pathogen
PCBs
pervious
pesticide
phosphorous
point source pollution
pollutants
potable
prairie pothole marsh
precipitate
precipitation
purification

r

reclaimed water
reclamation facility
regulation
resevoir
riparian
riparian buffer
rookery
runoff

s

salinity
sediment
siltation
stakeholder
steward
surface water

t

thermoelectricity
tiling
tributary
typhoid

u

upstream

w

wastewater
water cycle
water softener
watershed
waterway
wetland
Wetlands Reserve Program