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Vocabulary Term Details

Groundwater

Definition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundwater)

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

Preferred Units: N/A

Scope Note:
N/A

Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Water
N/AAquifers
Groundwater assessment
Groundwater monitoring
Groundwater pollution
Hydrogeology

This term is used for the following terms: 
Phreatic water
Subsurface water

Approved Date
25-Oct-2012

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