aquifer formation

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  • aquifer — /ak weuh feuhr/, n. any geological formation containing or conducting ground water, esp. one that supplies the water for wells, springs, etc. [1900 05; prob. < F aquifère (adj.); see AQUI , FER] * * * In hydrology, a rock layer or sequence that… …   Universalium

  • aquifer —    1. A formation, group of formations, or part of a formation that contains sufficient saturated permeable material to yield significant quantities of water to wells and springs [6].    2. A ground water reservoir.    3. Pervious rock that is… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • aquifer — a water bearing geological formation. Springs and wells depend on aquifers for water. Described as artesian (confined) or water table (unconfined). May contain cave fishes …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • aquifer stimulation —    A type of development that is done in semiconsolidated and completely consolidated formations to alter the formation physically to improve its hydraulic properties [6] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • aquifer — aq•ui•fer [[t]ˈæk wə fər[/t]] n. gel a geological formation of permeable rock, gravel, or sand containing or conducting groundwater, esp. one that supplies the water for wells, springs, etc • Etymology: 1900–05; prob. < F aquifère (adj.); see… …   From formal English to slang

  • aquifer — /ˈækwəfə / (say akwuhfuh) noun a geological formation which holds water in sufficient quantity to provide a source of water that can be tapped by a bore. Also, aquafer. {aqui + fer} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Ogallala Aquifer — Saturated thickness of the Ogallala Aquifer in 1997 after several decades of intensive withdrawals: The breadth and depth of the aquifer generally decrease from north to south …   Wikipedia

  • Yarragadee Aquifer — The Yarragadee Aquifer is a significant freshwater aquifer located in the south west of Western Australia and predominately beneath the Swan Coastal Plain west of the Darling Scarp. It has a north south range from about Geraldton to the south… …   Wikipedia

  • Mahomet Aquifer — The Mahomet Aquifer is the most important aquifer in east central Illinois. The sand and gravel aquifer is part of the buried Mahomet Bedrock Valley. It underlies 15 counties and ranges from 50 to 200 feet (15 to 60 m) thick. It supplies over 100 …   Wikipedia

  • High-Plains-Aquifer — Veränderungen des Wasserspiegels des Ogallala Aquifer zwischen 1980 und 1995 Der Ogallala Aquifer, auch High Plains Aquifer genannt, ist ein großer unterirdischer Grundwasser Aquifer, der sich unterhalb der Great Plains in den Vereinigten Staaten …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ogallala-Aquifer — Veränderungen des Wasserspiegels des Ogallala Aquifer zwischen 1980 und 1995 Der Ogallala Aquifer, auch High Plains Aquifer genannt, ist ein großer unterirdischer Grundwasser Aquifer, der sich unterhalb der Great Plains in den Vereinigten Staaten …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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