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water table,the top zone of soil and rock in which all voids are saturated with water. The level of the water table varies with topography and climate, and depends on the degree to which the groundwater lost due to environmental reasons or human use, is replenished.
the water surface of rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water or the surface of unpressured ground-water. In the latter case the upper boundary (surface) of groundwater in the water-bearing stratum is the water table. The groundwater table slopes in the direction of water movement and reflects the relief of the surface in subdued form. If the groundwater fills enclosed depressions in a water-resistant bed, its surface becomes horizontal. The outlines of the groundwater table in plan view are depicted on a map by means of water table contours.