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water table

n.
1. The level below which the ground is completely saturated with water. Also called water level.
2. A projecting ledge, molding, or stringcourse along the side of a building, designed to throw off rainwater.

water table

n
1. (Geological Science) the surface of the water-saturated part of the ground, usually following approximately the contours of the overlying land surface
2. (Architecture) an offset or string course that has a moulding designed to throw rainwater clear of the wall below

wa′ter ta`ble

or wa′ter•ta`ble,


n.
1. the planar, underground surface beneath which earth materials, as soil or rock, are saturated with water.
2. a projecting stringcourse or similar structural member placed so as to divert rainwater from a building.
[1400–50]

water table

The level at which the ground beneath the surface is saturated with water. The water table usually rises after heavy rainfall and the melting of snow and falls during drier periods.

water table

The upper surface of rock saturated by ground water. Wet and dry weather make the table rise and fall.
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Noun1.water table - underground surface below which the ground is wholly saturated with waterwater table - underground surface below which the ground is wholly saturated with water; "spring rains had raised the water table"
geological formation, formation - (geology) the geological features of the earth
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He said the groundwater table is depleting fast in the city areas and that Wasa will conduct a study to see if new tubewells should be installed.
The more they have extracted water from the earth, the lower the groundwater table has dropped.
Unlike Lahore and Inner Punjab, the groundwater table in Rawalpindi was not shallow but found in the form of small ponds which needed to be recharged.
Higher temperatures result in decreased agricultural productivity and production, high evaporation rates and reduced soil moisture, lowering of the groundwater table and shrinking of surface water.
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Object of the cocoa the intended scope of intended use of the water will be to create the trench and soil retention on the analyzed sections by reducing the drainage of trenches - and raising the groundwater table (soil retention) to the ground level or optimally about 10-15 cm below the soil level by building on the ditches deodorizing wooden thresholds.
The groundwater table in most parts is less than 20m and in the piedmont it varies from 20m to 100m.
Global landmass saw drier-than-average conditions, with soil moisture below average the entire year and groundwater table lower than any time in the record, which has been kept since 2002.
Built next to Yamuna river centuries back, the groundwater table here is still high -- 3 metres -- leading to seepage and drainage issues.
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