water-bearing strata

water-bearing strata

[′wȯd·ər ¦ber·iŋ ′strad·ə]
(geology)
Ground layers below the standing water level.
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The tower's design was wind resistant as well as having lightning protection built in--19-inch diameter cast-iron pipes passed through the water-bearing strata below the level of the Seine to a depth of 60ft, with their upper ends connected to the tower's ironwork.