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Vocabulary Term Details

Aquifers

Definition (http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept?cp=518&langcode=en&ns=1)

Layers of rock, sand or gravel that can absorb water and allow it to flow. An aquifer acts as a groundwater reservoir when the underlying rock is impermeable. This may be tapped by wells for domestic, agricultural or industrial use. A serious environmental problem arises when the aquifer is contaminated by the seepage of sewage or toxins from waste dumps. (Gemet)

Preferred Units: N/A

Scope Note:
N/A

Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Water resources
N/AGroundwater
Water supply

This term is used for the following terms: 
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Approved Date
14-Jan-2014

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