Think You Know Water? Take This Quiz And Test Your Knowledge.

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Fun and informative way of learning more about water issues in the U. S. , Texas and in your own backyard.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Approximately 2/3 of the human body is made up of water.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Appoximately how many acres of farmland in the U.S. is irrigated and how many gallons of water per day does this require?
    • A. 

      17 million acres;80 million gallons per day

    • B. 

      26 million acres;99 million gallons per day

    • C. 

      54 million acres;166 million gallons per day

    • D. 

      100 million acres;202 million gallons per day

  • 3. 
     Forty Percent of people in the U.S. drink well water, which often recieves little to no treatment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Texas has only one natural lake-the other 6,700 lakes in the state are man-made reserviors. What is the name of Texas' only natural lake?
    • A. 

      Caddo Lake

    • B. 

      Lake Conroe

    • C. 

      Clear Lake

    • D. 

      Lake Houston

  • 5. 
    Approximately what percentage of the current Texas water demand accounts for the irrigation of agricultural lands?
    • A. 

      20%

    • B. 

      40%

    • C. 

      60%

    • D. 

      80%

  • 6. 
    Watersheds are found everywhere on the planet.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    A watershed is an area of land that water flows across, through or under on its way to a stream, river, lake or ocean.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    A watershed has which of the following ecological functions? (More than 1 answer may be correct)
    • A. 

      Provides diverse sites for biogeochemical reactions to take place.

    • B. 

      Prevents natural hazards from occurring.

    • C. 

      Provides habitat for plants and animals of various kinds.

    • D. 

      Increases biodiversity in the region.

  • 9. 
    The Moka-Karankawa Project area includes which of the following subwatersheds? (Hint: answer can be found under "The Plan" and project maps)
    • A. 

      Moses Lake and Bayou

    • B. 

      Texas City Ship Channel

    • C. 

      Marchand Bayou

    • D. 

      Campbells Bayou

    • E. 

      Basford Bayou

    • F. 

      Greens Lake

    • G. 

      Karankawa Bayou

    • H. 

      Divisionary Canal

    • I. 

      Dickinson Bayou

    • J. 

      Highland Bayou

    • K. 

      Brays Bayou

  • 10. 
    What is the 303d list?
    • A. 

      A list composed by the TCEQ of water bodies that meet water quality standards.

    • B. 

      A list composed by the TCEQ of water bodies that are identified as "impaired" because they do not meet water quality standards.

    • C. 

      A list composed by the EPA of water bodies with the highest levels of bacteria.

    • D. 

      A list composed by the EPA of the cleanest rivers in the U.S.

  • 11. 
    All of the segements of the Highland Bayou are on the 303d list.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Nonpoint Source Pollution (NPS) is pollution that does not originate from a clearly defined fixed location.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Nonpoint Source Pollution (NPS) is the leading cause of the nation's water quality problems.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    What are some of the common causes of Nonpoint Source Pollution?
    • A. 

      Failed septic systems

    • B. 

      Runoff from agricultural land

    • C. 

      Dog waste carried in stormwater runoff

    • D. 

      Wastewater discharged by industrial facilities

    • E. 

      Fertilizers used in urban, suburban, rural and agricultural land

    • F. 

      Sediment from construction sites

    • G. 

      Pesticides used to control insects, weeds and other pests

    • H. 

      Toxic chemicals such as spilled oil and fuels found on city streets

  • 15. 
    A Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) is a community-driven management framework that is geared toward solving complex water quality problems within a watershed. The purpose of which is to protect healthy water bodies and restore impaired ones.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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