artesian aquifer


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artesian aquifer

[är′tē·zhən ′ak·wə·fər]
(hydrology)
An aquifer that is bounded above and below by impermeable beds and that contains artesian water. Also known as confined aquifer.
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Stainless steel pipelines carry the water from the artesian aquifer directly to the plain where it is immediately bottled, capped and sealed under environmentally controlled conditions without any human intervention.
The Edwards Aquifer is one of the largest and most prolific artesian aquifers in the world, supplying water to agricultural industries and urban centers along the Interstate Highway 35 corridor in Texas, including San Antonio and the rapidly growing cities of New Braunfels and San Marcos.
These artesian aquifers depend on the rainwater and ground water, Al-Kads said, indicating that there is still one main aquifer located close to one Miqshama, called Al-Amri, which is greener in comparison with other Maqashim in the Old City.
For artesian aquifers, specific capacity will be a constant value over a broad range of flows.