groundwater level


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groundwater level

[′grau̇nd‚wȯd·ər ‚lev·əl]
(hydrology)
The level below which the rocks and subsoil are full of water.
(building construction)
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groundwater level

At a particular site, the level below which the subsoil and rock masses of the earth are fully saturated with water.
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