aquifer

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aquifer

a reservoir of ground water found in underground rock, sand and gravel layers.
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The World Bank says that the "overexploitation of the confined aquifer by agricultural users around the city has already led to a number of doomsday projections, predicting that in a foreseeable future even the supply from deep fossil groundwater to the capital of Balochistan province will dry up".
Periodic changes in Earth tides cause aquifers to expand or contract, resulting in fluctuations in pore fluid pressure, leading to corresponding fluctuations of the water level in wellbores connected to confined aquifers (Hsieh et al.
On the basis of this study an unconfined and confined aquifers are found in the area of investigation (Fig.
The example in Table 2 is based on a confined aquifer with a 75 ft (23 m) static level, a specific capacity of 3.
A groundwater level of an unconfined aquifer or the piezometric surface of a confined aquifer indicates the elevations of the atmospheric pressure on the aquifer and hydraulic gradient of the area.
After five days he hit a confined aquifer, a "huge piece of chalk that sits right under this building and half the car park".
Post-glacial entrenchment from scouring along river beds has been noted elsewhere as a means by which a mostly confined aquifer can be exposed at surface (Broster 1998; Broster and Pupek 2001).
It is not physically present in the profile, but represents the surface to which water would rise in wells penetrating the confined aquifer.
The Lissie sand (of the Chicot aquifer) acts as a confined aquifer in the URI mine area, but very little regional hydrologic data for the Chicot is available.
2] can also be injected and dissolved into a confined aquifer, a method used by Norway's Statoil in the Sleipner gas field to avoid emission of C[O.