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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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In a little more than 40 years, about 80 percent of the aquifer has been mined with almost no replenishment.
16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On behalf of several Odessa Aquifer Irrigators, the Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association (CSRIA) has filed a lawsuit in Adams County Superior Court against the East Columbia Basin Irrigation District (ECBID).
Abu Dhabi will soon have the first man-made aquifer, which can store fresh water up to 100 years.
Treated sewage effluent (TSE) could be stored in the aquifer and used at a later time through various approaches, according to ARCADIS' 2014 Middle East Aquifer Recharge report.
The report reveals that merely 60% of TSE could be stored in the aquifer and used at a later time through various approaches, highlighting three different methods of aquifer recharge - aquifer storage & recovery, aquifer storage transfer and recovery and aquifer recharge and recovery.
Description : This proposal provides funding for planning, design, engineering services, construction, contract services, equipment and related activities necessary to construct the large scale Aquifer Storage and Recovery Project to store San Juan/ Chama water in the aquifer.
Approximately 40 to 60% of the region's waste water is discharged into the sea when it could be stored and reused for other purposes, according to Arcadis' 2014 Middle East Aquifer Recharge report.
Farther east, the Ogallala Aquifer under the High Plains is also shrinking because of too much demand.
The workshop themed 'Groundwater Resources Governance in Transboundary Aquifers: Stampriet Kalahari/Karoo Aquifer Case Study's aim was to improve the scientific understanding of the Stampriet transboundary aquifer which is shared by Namibia, Botswana and South Africa.
Summary: Arsenic has infiltrated an aquifer that provides water for the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, scientists said .
2BN HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING PROJECT scheduled for completion in 2013 will supply the Jordanian capital of Amman with 100 million cubic meters of drinking water a year from the al-Disi sandstone aquifer 325km away, in addition to the 60m cubic meters of water already drawn annually from that source.
21, the Mexico City government said a team of geologists had discovered a huge aquifer in the southeastern section of the city, near the city's wholesale food and produce distribution center (Central de Abastos).