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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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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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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Translations

water table

nlivello idrostatico
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Finally, the global stability of the area could be computed using other calculation methods which would be able to encompass the different shear surfaces and water tables observed on inclinometer data (Figure 6) and piezometers (Figure 8), respectively.
Groundwater extraction was initiated not to supplement surface water resources but to combat rising water tables and water logging and salinity problems.
The water tables in this area have mostly stabilized since 2008, though some wells continue to drop.
Indiscriminate exploitation of groundwater during drought periods will lead to a lowering of water tables beyond replenish able limits.
Two successive water table manipulations were performed for Fluc mesocosms indicating low and high water tables.
Lester Brown, head of the Earth Policy Institute in Washington, in a new essay has said that 18 nations, constituting 50 percent of world's population, are pumping underground water tables to the point - known as "peak water" - where they don't get replenished, which has resulted in their harvests decreasing each year, the Guardian reported.
The DP amounts of subsurface drainage treatments were higher than the corresponding amount of Control, partly due to lower water tables in the subsurface drainage treatments compared to the Control treatments a result of midseason drainage.
" Water tables in urban areas are declining because of the reduction in recharge areas as a result of the construction of roads, buildings and pavements.
The first consequent question is as follows: is the two-layer structure responsible of two superimposed water tables: a surface and free water table fed by the rainwater and a subjacent captive water table resulting from the initial capture of seawater during the sedimentation?
Water tables.--Water tables in the six plots followed parallel patterns with levels in the PW and PH plots always below the ground surface, and levels in the cedar swamps at or above the surface for much of the year except late summer through Oct.
At the source, the levels are continuously monitored so that we ensure the water tables have time to replenish themselves.