aquifer

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aquifer

a reservoir of ground water found in underground rock, sand and gravel layers.
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But as the area grew, Tucson, mining companies and other users diverted water out of the river and the underground aquafer. The rapidly depleting water table threatened the traditional farming of the area.
The aquafer is tainted with nitrates from high nitrogen liquid fertilizer used with assurances from our government that it was "safe." The fish in our pond bear grotesque deformities.