US Surface Water

Mar
20

Water Treatment | Water Rights

Learn about Water Rights in this excerpt from our Source Water lecture from our Water Treatment Exam Review course.   Topics covered include: Surface Water Allocation, the Riparian Doctrine (aka Rule of Reasonable Sharing),  the Prior Appropriation Doctrine (aka First in time – First in right), Groundwater allocation, Absolute Ownership, Reasonable Use, Correlative Rights, Appropriation-permit systems. […]

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Mar
06

Water Treatment | Coagulation Process Operation and Jar Testing

Learn about Coagulation Process Operation and Jar Testing in this excerpt from our Coagulation and Flocculation Lecture from our Water Treatment Exam Review course.   In this video we look at a few topics including: Streaming Current Meter, Enhanced Coagulation, Why Lowering pH works, and Jar Testing.   If you are preparing for a certification […]

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Great Lakes-Lake Superior

Last, but certainly not least, Lake Superior, the largest lake by surface area of the five Great Lakes of Northern America. Lake Superior is fed by over 200 rivers, and pours into Lake Huron via the St Mary’s River and the Soo Locks. As the largest freshwater lake (by volume) on the North American continent, […]

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Water: The Driving Force of Nature, Part 2

“We never know the worth of water til the well runs dry.” ~Thomas Fuller   From history to present times, water has always been the founding point of any society. Whether the nomads who traveled from oasis to oasis in the desert, or the Egyptians harnessing the power of the Nile, or the trade and […]

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California’s Water-Part Two

In our last post on the California Delta, we mentioned that it’s been called the heart of the California water system. It’s also a diverse ecosystem unto itself. The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta was once a vast tidal marshland and inland estuary.  The Suisun Marsh is the largest brackish water marsh on the West Coast at […]

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Great Lakes-Lake Ontario

This week we’re looking at Lake Ontario, the smallest of the Great Lakes by surface area. The lake’s primary source is the Niagara River, draining Lake Erie, with the St. Lawrence River serving as the outlet. Other major rivers draining into Lake Ontario include the Don River, the Humber River, the Trent River, the Cataraqui River, the Genesee River, the Oswego River, the Black River, and the Salmon River. […]

By admin | Education . US Waterways
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California’s Water-Part One

The California delta is one of the largest sources of water for the world’s 8th largest economy. The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta has been called the heart of California’s water system. Today we’re looking at the delta as a water supply. The State Water Project is the nation’s largest state-built water delivery system, consisting of more […]

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Great Lakes-Lake Michigan

This week we’re looking at Lake Michigan, the only one of the Great Lakes that is located entirely within the United States. The lake touches the U.S. states of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. It has a surface area of 22,400 square miles making it the largest lake entirely within one country by surface area, and the fifth largest lake in the world. It […]

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