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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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The eastern Snake River Plain aquifer provides the areas primary source of drinking water, irrigation for 1 million acres of farmland and water for the states aquaculture industry.
The water being extracted comes from the 2nd and the 3rd aquifers which are at 120 m and 180 m, below the surface, and are not connected to the top aquifer at 55 m being used by locals for their drinking water purposes, said Waqas Abdul Aziz, Manager Hydrogeology at SECMC in a statement issued here Friday.
The water being extracted comes from the 2nd and the 3rd aquifers which are at 120 meters and 180 meters below the surface, and not connected to the top aquifer at 55 meters being used by locals for their drinking water purposes, said Waqas Abdul Aziz, Manager Hydrogeology at SECMC in a statement issued here Friday.
Two aquifers in America, including California's Central Valley Aquifer and one that stretches across the southeast coast of Florida, are also being used at an unsustainable rate.
According to the Texas Water Development Board, there are at least 175 operational aquifer storage and recovery projects throughout the United States, including three in Texas.
Cemex will donate $45,000 to the Edwards Aquifer Conservancy (EAC), an organization that supports and benefits the Edwards Aquifer.
A giant aquifer below an eastern Idaho federal nuclear facility is as free of radioactive contamination and other pollutants as it has been in more than six decades of monitoring but the water level of the aquifer is at its lowest ever recorded, according to a U.
While desalination is usually associated with sea water, SAWS project pumps salty--or brackish --water from deep in the Wilcox Aquifer under south Bexar County as the source for this purified drinking water.
2E) is surrounded by Surghar Ranges in the East, Kurrum Fault in the West, Kohat Salt zone/Bahadur Khel salts in the North and Manzai Range in the South almost 6 km2 area where we have aquifer with two very different groundwater; saline water (3-5% dissolved salts) and fresh water.
Quaternary Dune Sand Aquifer The top most aquifer is an unconfined (water table) aquifer is encountered in Recent deposit of Dune Sand.
While the country still is recovering from the storm, researchers with the University of Texas, Austin, have found that an aquifer on the island of Samar inundated with salt water by the storm surge could remain undrinkable for up to 10 years, but a second aquifer on the island that also was inundated has recovered much more quickly.
Transboundary aquifer systems can be found all around the world, even in arid and semi-arid zones.