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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.
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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.

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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.
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aquifer

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

a porous deposit of rock, such as a sandstone, containing water that can be used to supply wells
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These hidden faults occur near recharge zones close to the mountains and they may identify locations for possible productive groundwater aquifers. The circular near surface "worms" in the northern part of the study area near the Traras Mountains delimit volcanic rock outcrops (Figures 6(a) and 6(d)).
The groundwater aquifers in the area are the weathered basement and the Alluvial deposits of the wadis.
Making the model in scale of miniature and laboratory was done and the syllogistic comparison of morphology levels of miniature model of the groundwater aquifer in static condition with seams and gaps in the field of Yazd was performed.
The CMF-S system will draw secondary wastewater from the nearby sanitation district and inject it into deep groundwater aquifers to prevent seawater intrusion.
Over-application of irrigation water leads to leaching the nitrogen down below the root zone and eventually into the groundwater aquifer.
Groundwater aquifers, due to the unsustainable withdrawal of water have dangerously declined in Quetta and Lahore urban centres, whereas out of 43 canal commands, 37 canal commands have also shown a drastic decrease in groundwater level which is an alarming position.
Since the protection and management in exploitation of groundwater resources especially in utilization wells have crucial role in preserving groundwater aquifers and resources.
Researchers believe groundwater aquifer is developed in millions of years.
The potential layer of the groundwater aquifer is characterized by weathered clayey sandstone.
Punjab had recharged its groundwater aquifer through Salinity Control and Reclamation Project.
Nobody talked about equal distribution of groundwater aquifer, he said, adding that when flows were available in Indus, it was aquifer in Punjab which got recharged first, but downstream flows in Sindh remained inadequate.

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