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aquifer

(ăk`wĭfər): see artesian wellartesian well,
deep drilled well through which water is forced upward under pressure. The water in an artesian well flows from an aquifer, which is a layer of very porous rock or sediment, usually sandstone, capable of holding and transmitting large quantities of water.
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; water supplywater supply,
process or activity by which water is provided for some use, e.g., to a home, factory, or business. The term may also refer to the supply of water provided in this way.
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Aquifer

Any underground water-bearing rock formation or group of formations that supplies groundwater, wells, or springs.

Aquifer

 

a stratum or several strata of water-permeable rock, whose pores, cracks, or other cavities are filled with groundwater. Several aquifers hydraulically connected to each other form an aquifer complex.

aquifer

[′ak·wə·fər]
(geology)
A permeable body of rock capable of yielding quantities of groundwater to wells and springs.
(hydrology)
A subsurface zone that yields economically important amounts of water to wells.

aquifer

A water-bearing formation of gravel, permeable rock, or sand that is capable of providing water, in usable quantities, to springs or wells.

aquifer

a porous deposit of rock, such as a sandstone, containing water that can be used to supply wells
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He was of the view that mining operations at block-II are continuously depressurizing 2nd and 3rd aquifer only to reach target coal depth of 180 meters through the network of 27 dewatering wells installed in the periphery of mine in an area of around 1.
This is extremely troubling considering that we draw about a one-third of the world's water from aquifers.
The Texas cities that have active aquifer storage and recovery projects are El Paso, Kerrville and San Antonio - Larson's hometown.
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Officials say contamination from the federal site reached the aquifer through injection wells, unlined pits and accidental spills, mainly during the Cold War era before regulations to protect the environment were put in place.
For detailed investigation, pumping test for longer period is carried out to confirm the aquifer in response to pumping.
The definition of aquifer classifies not only the groundwater as a shared natural resource but also the geological strata that contains these waters.
Many of the highly stressed aquifers are located in poorer nations--the Central Valley Aquifer in California is the exception.
Merely, 60% of the region's TSE could be stored in the aquifer and used at a later time rather than be uncontrollably discharged.
It highlights three different methods to aquifer recharge - aquifer storage and recovery; aquifer storage transfer and recovery and aquifer recharge and recovery.
The different techniques involve water that is re-injected back into the aquifer for later recovery, whether it is used by a single well, stored for a prolonged period and pumped through another well, enabling natural treatment or built with infrastructure or an existing landscape, such as a wadi, to enhance groundwater infiltration, also enabling natural treatment.
The report reveals that 60% of TSE could be stored in the aquifer and used at a later time through various approaches, highlighting three different methods to aquifer recharge - aquifer storage and recovery; aquifer storage transfer and recovery and aquifer recharge and recovery.