Groundwater

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Groundwater is water located beneath the ground surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of lithologic formations.
Groundwater is water located beneath the ground surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of lithologic formations.

Groundwater is water located beneath the ground surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of lithologic formations. A unit of rock or an unconsolidated deposit is called an aquifer when it can yield a usable quantity of water.

The depth at which soil pore spaces or fractures and voids in rock become completely saturated with water is called the water table. Groundwater is recharged from, and eventually flows to, the surface naturally; natural discharge often occurs at springs and seeps, and can form oases or wetlands.

Groundwater is also often withdrawn for agricultural, municipal and industrial use by constructing and operating extraction wells.

Ground water is water which lies in an aquifer below ground surface. Major aquifers are generally contained in deposits of gravel or other highly porous alluvial material.

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