Learn about salinity and related concepts

Learn about salinity and water quality

Photo: Man kneeling at edge of pond, hand in water

Useful vocabulary


Sometimes, when describing the water quality of a pond, lake, or river, or of irrigation water available from a pipeline or reservoir, water scientists refer to the constituents of the water. There's nothing mysterious about that term. It merely refers to the constituent elements or materials present in the water — such things as dissolved mineral salts or suspended particles.

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