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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.
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aquifer

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

aquifer

[ˈækwɪfəʳ] Nacuífero m
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aquifer

[ˈækwɪr] naquifère m
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aquifer

[ˈækwɪfəʳ] n (Geol) → acquifero
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Mahmoud Sherif, doctoral candidate at the University of Delaware and the main author of the paper, told Daily News Egypt that the study focused on using chlorine isotopes to identify sources of chloride, and to estimate the relative age of groundwater from the Nubian aquifer and the shallow alluvial aquifers, in addition to the fractured basement aquifers in the Eastern Desert of Egypt.
Aquifers, which are groundwater reservoirs, have been used for centuries as a water source for drinking and agricultural purposes.
Unlike the state's other aquifers, the Arbuckle-Simpson is recharged by rainwater only.
Aquifers are geological formations that can store, transmit, and yield a quantity of water to a well or spring and are of two basic types of aquifers: 1) confined and 2) unconfined.
Egypt depends on pumping water out from five renewable and non-renewable aquifers Moghra, the Carbonate aquifer, Nubian Sandstone aquifer, Toshka aquifer, and an aquifer at Tor Sinai.
There is a lot of potential in the groundwater, but it can only be used sustainably if we understand the amount of water in the underground aquifers, the water quality, how the aquifers refill themselves, and how much of the water can be abstracted without depleting the storage, said Calvince Wara, research operations manager for Rural Focus.According to Pamela Ogada, the general manager at Kwale Sugar, yields from irrigated agriculture are always higher than those from rain-fed agriculture.
Several confined aquifers were identified at a depth ranging from 25-80 m with the lateral extent of approximately 600 m.
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.
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.
Loaiciga, "Consolidation Settlement in Aquifers Caused by Pumping," Journal of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering, vol.
Manhattan, NY, November 17, 2017 --(PR.com)-- New data shows that a majority of the world's largest underground aquifers the predominant sources of our drinking water are being depleted faster than they can be refilled.