Recent Examples of aquifer from the Web
The aquifer provides drinking water to some 2 million people in San Antonio and surrounding areas.
Speaking of being alive on this planet: Humans have induced subsidence at an astonishing scale by rapidly depleting aquifers.
Delicious salt that comes from an underground brine aquifer.
Demand for companies drilling boreholes to reach aquifers developed monthslong waiting lists.
Projections by the Illinois State Water Survey predict that water levels will continue to decline and that portions of the aquifer will be dewatered if current water use continues.
The remainder of the water provided by Water Works is pulled up from the aquifer via 13 wells near Fairfield.
Wauconda Public Works director Brad Fink said Wauconda's current water system consists of four shallow wells and four deep wells, providing groundwater from an aquifer.
Constructing additional detention ponds and drainage ditches are another strategy the county may use to absorb runoff water and replenish aquifers and ground water during droughts.
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aquifer and Agriculture
The vast but relatively shallow Ogallala Aquifer lies beneath the Great Plains, under portions of eight states. Its thickness ranges from a few feet to more than a thousand feet. The Ogallala yields about 30 percent of the nation's groundwater used for irrigation in agriculture, and provides drinking water for most of the people within the area. But for many years more water has been extracted from the Ogallala than has been returned, and the situation today is of great concern.
Origin and Etymology of aquifer
First Known Use: 1897See Words from the same year
AQUIFER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of aquifer for English Language Learners
: a layer of rock or sand that can absorb and hold water
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