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Cabot has long insisted the gas in Dimock’s aquifer is naturally occurring, saying its pre-drill testing of thousands of private water wells in the area show a high percentage with methane.
That is largely a permanent change to the aquifer, but there can also be shorter-term, reversible surface movements tied to fluctuating groundwater levels.
Over the years, the city began to focus on sources other than groundwater due to concerns about how sustainable those aquifers would be in providing ample and safe drinking water locally.
So having knowledge of the area’s geology helps scientists understand threats to the aquifer.
Water would be pumped into the cavernous boulder zone beneath the aquifer that provides drinking water.
Barely one in 10 residents has access to safe drinking water through the public water network, and the UN projects that Gaza's aquifer may become unusable at the end this year.
Rendering reservoir water into drinking water will cost much more than delivering aquifer water.
The goal is to have the inflow and outflow of water remain the same and for the aquifer level to remain constant.
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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
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