What is the saturated zone?


The saturated zone is the part of the Earth where all the spaces and fractures of rocks are filled with water. This water is referred to as "groundwater." Before soaking in, groundwater started as rain or snow.

The top of the saturated zone is called the "water table." This lies beneath the "unsaturated zone," where those spaces are primarily filled with air. Groundwater accounts for only about 1 percent of the world's water, but there is 35 times more water underground than in all the lakes and streams combined. Most of the ground water is located within 750 meters of the Earth's surface.

Q&A Related to "What is the saturated zone?"
Region where rock spaces are filled with water:it is below the zone of aeration and the water table.
It is expressed in vol/vol % or saturation units. and is the fraction of formation water in
Of what?
Zone of aeration: area immediately below ground surface, in which openings partially filled with air and partially with water trapped by molecular More?
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