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aq·ui·fer

 (ăk′wə-fər, ä′kwə-)
n.
An underground layer of permeable rock, sediment, or soil that yields water. Aquifers can range from a few square kilometers to thousands of square kilometers in size.

aquifer

(ˈækwɪfə)
n
(Geological Science) a porous deposit of rock, such as a sandstone, containing water that can be used to supply wells

aq•ui•fer

(ˈæk wə fər)

n.
a geological formation of permeable rock, gravel, or sand containing or conducting groundwater, esp. one that supplies the water for wells, springs, etc.
[1900–05; probably < French aquifère (adj.); see aqui-, -fer]

aq·ui·fer

(ăk′wə-fər)
An underground layer of sand, gravel, or porous rock that collects water and holds it like a sponge. Much of the water we use is obtained by drilling wells into aquifers.

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A water-bearing, permeable, and porous rock mass or layer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aquifer - underground bed or layer yielding ground water for wells and springs etc
geological formation, formation - (geology) the geological features of the earth
Translations
aquifer
akifer

aquifer

[ˈækwɪfəʳ] Nacuífero m

aquifer

[ˈækwɪr] naquifère m

aquifer

[ˈækwɪfəʳ] n (Geol) → acquifero
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Speaking about methods to reduce pressure on the country's water network and desalination plants, he said Acquifer Recharge and Acquifer Storage and Recovery systems would ensure protection of underground water resources and help convert waste water into usable water.
To address cultural concerns and seasonality in demand, a scheme comprising underground acquifer storage is being considered.
Samples were taken from 25 wells in state of exploitation (used for irrigation) with depths varying between 4 and 10 m during the month of January, 2011, which coincides with the period of acquifer refill.
Options include water demand management, Voelvlei off river dam raising, waste water reclamation, desalination, Lourens River, Table Mountain Group Acquifer (ground water), Steenbras Dam raising and effluent re-use.
Trace element hydrogeochemical assessment of the Calabar coastal plain acquifer, southeastern Nigeria, using statistical methods.
2011b), who observed that the methodologies adopted in standard pumping tests conducted in hydrogeology, where groundwater is pumped to perturb the hydraulic heads in an acquifer, can easily be transposed to the thermal problem.
Urgent steps are also needed to protect the coastal acquifer, the sole
But it is Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (9% abv), named after the acquifer that flows under the brewery, that may be the wildest of the group.
If a doggy septic system failed to work, fecal bacteria could leach into the acquifer, Gottfried said.
The discovery in 2002 of a second acquifer meant it could finally launch its own premium bottled water, Heartsease, last December.
John Hill, III, a registered Professional Geologist and SSWM Office Manager stated, "The Charleston Office is currently executing multiple site Underground Storage Tank (UST) rehabilitation contracts which include Drilling, Sampling, Acquifer Testing, Receptor Survey, Risk Evaluation and Waste Disposal and has pending contract bids exceeding $500,000 in potential new work.
to drill uranium mines and operate processing plants at Church Rock and Crownpoint, New Mexico, east of Shiprock: This so-called leach mining will not involve sub-surface workers, but it is very water-intensive, and the Navajo worry it will pollute their acquifer.