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Ground water   /graʊnd wˈɔtər/   Listen
Ground water

Underground water that is held in the soil and in pervious rocks.  Synonyms: spring water, well water.

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"Ground water" Quotes from Famous Books

... above outlined are those which depend definitely upon the leaching power of a heavy rainfall. In countries where the rainfall is 30 inches or over, and in many places where the rainfall is considerably less, the water drains through the soil into the standing ground water. There is, therefore, in humid countries, a continuous drainage through the soil after every rain, and in general there is a steady downward movement of soil-water throughout the year. As is clearly shown by the appearance, taste, and chemical composition ...
— Dry-Farming • John A. Widtsoe

... pollution; ground water, lakes, and air quality in eastern Germany are especially bad; significant deforestation in the eastern mountains caused by ...
— The 1991 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

Words linked to "Ground water" :   water, H2O

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