water table


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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KARAK -- Provincial director general soil conservation Yasin Khan Wazir has said construction of small and mini dams is the only way to prevent the underground water table from depleting further in Karak district.
ISLAMABAD -- The climate change ministry has devised a comprehensive project to regulate water table depleting rapidly which will bar unshackled drilling of bore wells and tube wells in the country.
ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday said the continuing winter rains were worth billions of rupees to the national economy besides replenishing the water table and glaciers.
ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan Saturday said the recent rains and snowfall were the blessings of Almighty Allah which would help the crops in Barani (rain-fed) areas, besides, raising the water table. On his twitter account, the Prime Minister posted 'The rains and snowfall, we have received in Pakistan are truly a blessing from God.
This phenomenon happens a lot in Quetta as the water table has gone down due to drought.
Shibli Faraz said that to control power shortfall and circular debt , it is necessary to convert tube wells to solar system and also do effective monitoring of water table. Briefing the committee, Quetta Electric Supply Company (Qesco) CEO said that 74.14 percent electricity is being consumed by the agriculture consumers in Qesco.
THERE is acute water shortage in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi and the situation is worsening day by day because of negligible rains that have no impact on the underground water table or increase in water reservoirs like Rawal Dam, Simly Dam and Khanpur Dam which are drying up rapidly.
The climate change also has led to depletion of the water table. This has caused severe drought in some parts of the state, which is something no one ever expected would occur.
On the one hand, acceleration phases are classically related to an increase in pore water pressure following water infiltration and an increase in water table level during wet seasons.
There is a serious threat to the depletion of water table which may ultimately lead to serious shortage of water for drinking in the study area.
Depth to water table was measured in piezometers (50-mm PVC pipe, slotted from the bottom to 0.4 m below the ground surface) installed at each sampling site.