aquifer aquifer  /ˈæ kwə fər/


  • (n) underground bed or layer yielding ground water for wells and springs etc


  1. The aquifer and the coal also have huge economic significance for the tribe.
  2. But like much of Southern California, Orange County is dry and getting drier, and the aquifer from which the county pumps much of its water is slowly draining.
  3. You could fill an aquifer in the long stretch between now and the April 22 Pennsylvania contest.


  1. Readers Feel...

    Bids will go out next week for the new water treatment plant to treat water from the Hickory Aquifer.... The northbound lanes of highway 277 - just south of San Angelo - were closed for a time during the lunch hour - after a pick-up truck and a trash truck collided....
    on June 21, 2013     Source: KSAN - KLST San Angelo

  2. Report shows drop in Nipomo Mesa groundwater levels

    Nipomo residents are being asked to watch their water use carefully in response to a new report showing that groundwater elevations in one portion of an underground aquifer have declined.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The San Luis Obispo Tribune

  3. Tuscan Aquifer study brings some answers, more questions

    Mysteries remain about the underground world of water in Butte County. But the recent Tuscan Aquifer Investigation answers some important questions.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Chico Enterprise-Record

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  1. "This agreement reflects years of effort, scientific advancement, diligent follow-up, and most of all building trust," Otter said in a release. "We enter into this agreement confident that it is in the best interest of the aquifer, the Idaho...
    on Jul 1, 2008 By: Butch Otter Source: KBCI CBS 2

  2. "What we want to do now is sit down with them and work out a program which we're happy to collaborate on to fill in the knowledge gaps so that we can define with much greater precision how much water is in the aquifer," Mr Turnbull said. "I...
    on Dec 10, 2006 By: Malcolm Turnbull Source: The Australian

  3. "I must emphasise that the treated water goes into the aquifer at a different point from the point at which water is drawn from the aquifer for drinking purposes, and it would be years, possibly decades before anyone was drinking a molecule of water...
    on Jan 1, 2007 By: Eric Ripper Source: The Australian

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