Definition of groundwater
: water within the earth especially that supplies wells and springs
Examples of groundwater in a Sentence
There were concerns about contaminated groundwater.
Recent Examples of groundwater from the Web
New construction will be required to have better drainage to reduce the chances of flash floods as sea and groundwater levels go up and leave little room for storm runoff.
This time the battle is over the bottling of Michigan groundwater by Nestle, the Swiss multinational food company.
The formidable hillsides are subjected to deeper subsurface forces that come into play as groundwater shifts the frictional properties of the soil.
The slurry wall leaks in major areas and the EPA had to install a groundwater trench around the site that collects 20,000 gallons a week, which is shipped to Detroit for treatment.
And, at the moment, good groundwater information is hard to find and expensive to gather.
Crops are collapsing, groundwater is disappearing, rivers are failing to reach the sea.
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Definition of groundwater for English Language Learners
: water that is underground
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