aquiclude


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aquiclude

[′ak·wə‚klüd]
(geology)
A porous formation that absorbs water slowly but will not transmit it fast enough to furnish an appreciable supply for a well or spring.
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The greater part of the sediment is therefore flushed and groundwater is rarely stagnant except in those places where saline, presumably connate water entrapped in aquicludes, persist in depth.
The holes drilled into the Tertiary sediments were intended to be stopped in either the claystone aquiclude (Tertiary clay) or the sandstone aquifer (Tertiary sand), but some were stopped at the interface between the two, or were drilled into an inter-layered sequence of sand and clay (Tertiary mixed).
sat] of the Tertiary sandstone aquifer is much higher than of the overlying claystone aquiclude.
Aquicludes, by definition, retard water movement to lower, more permeable aquifers.
2:45: VERTICAL CORRELATION OF THE PALYNOFLORAS OF THE AQUICLUDES WITHIN THE HAGERMAN FOSSIL BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT, HAGERMAN, IDAHO, Danielle M.
They found that carbonate aquifers and carbonate aquicludes cannot be distinguished on the basis of porosity.