Recent Examples of aquifer from the Web
The aquifer covers eight states, and is the lifeblood of both farming and drinking in the Great Plains.
That might have worked eight years ago, but the trust aquifer for the company in Nebraska ran dry a long time ago.
The suits say total chromium concentrations in the groundwater aquifer directly under the base have been measured as high as 840 parts per billion.
One of the reasons for those low rates, according to commission staff, was that drinking water in that area is pulled from the aquifer at a much cleaner quality and therefore needs less-expensive treatment.
What about freshwater — not water in the sense of drought but the availability of freshwater aquifers and reservoirs, is that something that concerns you?
Shields said that measures were taken to stabilize the drill hole and to prevent infiltration of the aquifer.
Drawn from the Desert Hot Springs aquifer, the world-famous hot mineral water is geothermically heated and supremely restorative.
Policymakers refused to fund Gov. Kate Brown's toxic air cleanup initiative, gutted a bill to crack down on cancer-causing diesel soot and didn't advance legislation to address the overpumping of Oregon's aquifers.
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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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