hy·​dro·​ge·​ol·​o·​gy ˌhī-drō-jē-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce hydrogeology (audio)
: a branch of geology concerned with the occurrence, use, and functions of surface water and groundwater
also : the phenomena dealt with in hydrogeology
hydrogeologist noun

Examples of hydrogeology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Working with study coauthor Graham Fogg, a hydrogeology emeritus professor at UC Davis, the scientists produced a three-dimensional map of the paleovalley and confirmed its location exactly where Fogg and his colleagues had discovered it in previous research. Ian Jamesstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2022 To learn more, The Washington Post talked with Andrew Fisher, a professor of hydrogeology at the University of California in Santa Cruz, and David Feldman, the director of the University of California Irvine’s water institute. Pranshu Verma, Washington Post, 9 Jan. 2023 Also, more recent investigations of the hydrogeology of the Death Valley area have suggested that the just-so story of pupfish populations isolated by a drying lake is unlikely to be accurate, at least for Devil's Hole. Christie Wilcox, Discover Magazine, 30 Sep. 2014 Famiglietti is a hydrologist and director of the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan, where Ferguson is an associate professor focusing on hydrogeology. Ian James, The Arizona Republic, 28 Apr. 2021 Consider an example from a science that generates few partisan arguments: hydrogeology. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, 13 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hydrogeology was in 1824

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“Hydrogeology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrogeology. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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