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noun as in water table

noun as in wellspring

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Farmers, for instance, have been pumping lots of groundwater from aquifers for irrigation.

They also noted in an urgent report to a manager that a number of bad wells had been left unfixed for years, and posed “immediate” risks to drinking water aquifers.

Water levels are running dangerously low in rivers, reservoirs, and aquifers across much of the American West, raising serious dangers of shortages, fallowed agricultural fields, and extreme wildfires in the coming months.

The wells, investigators wrote in a report to a manager, posed “immediate” risks to drinking water aquifers.

With each week that passed, tiny contaminants in the ash pond seeped through soil under the pond and into an underground aquifer, according to company filings.

Palestinians are only allowed to dig wells 150 meters deep, but Israelis dig to the aquifer.

In west-central Kansas, up to a fifth of the irrigated farmland along a 100-mile swath of the aquifer has already gone dry.

I frequently refer to the Ogallala Aquifer, which is the largest in the High Plains system.

Vast stretches of Texas farmland lying over the aquifer no longer support irrigation.

Refilling the aquifer would require hundreds, if not thousands, of years of rains.

The aquifer dips toward the region of the wells from higher ground, where it outcrops and receives its water.

Which will supply the larger region with artesian wells, an aquifer whose dip is steep or one whose dip is gentle?

And we know just what the strata formations are both below the reservoir and in the aquifer downstream.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to aquifer, such as: water level, artesian basin, artesian spring, and sinkhole.

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