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ConcepTest: Natural Response to City Growth

ConcepTest questions by David McConnell , David Steer , Walter Borowski, Jeffrey Dick, Annabelle Foos, Jeffrey Knott, Alvin Konigsberg, Michelle Malone, Heidi McGrew, Kathie Owens, and Stephen Van Horn

Question:

A rapidly growing city within a humid climate zone experiences a land use change from predominantly crop land to mostly urban/suburban. A likely natural response would be:

a. Increased infiltration—reduced flooding
b. Reduced infiltration—increased flooding
c. Increased infiltration—increased flooding
d. Reduced infiltration—reduced flooding

Student Responses:

No data yet. The correct response is b.

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References and Notes:


Subject

Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Ground Water

Resource Type

Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests

Grade Level

College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level

Ready for Use

Ready to Use

Earth System Topics

Hydrology, :Surface Water, Human Dimensions, Hydrology:Ground Water

Topics

Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Groundwater, Human Dimensions/Resources, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Surface Water