Chapter 8: Water: A Precious Resource

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Water: A Precious Resource

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Explain the factors responsible for the depletion of water table.

Answer:

We draw groundwater for our use and it is replenished by a natural processes like seepage and infiltration of rainwater. If the groundwater drawn by us is not replenished sufficiently then the water table goes down result in the depletion of water.

Factors which affect depletion of the water table are:

  • Increasing Population
  • Increasing Industries
  • Agricultural activities
  • Scanty rainfall
  • Deforestation


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