is the study of the Earth, the materials it is made of, the changes
that have taken place since its origin, and the processes that caused
are affected by the geology and topography of the areas they flow
through, because the slope of the land and the soil and rocks determine
how fast water flows, how much of it soaks into the ground, how
much runs into river and stream channels, and how quickly the rocks
and soil erode. The eroded soil and rock are carried downstream
until they settle out in a calm stretch of the river or until they
reach the ocean.
which soaks into the ground enters the groundwater system, and may
help recharge one of the aquifers underlie the surface soil.
is divided into 4 geological regions or physiographic provinces.
The geological history of each province is unique and has led to
the features and topography present there today.
more information on Georgia's geology and the geologic provinces
follow this link: http://www.gly.uga.edu/GAGeology.html