Aquifer

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Typical aquifer cross-section

An aquifer is an unnergrund layer o watter-bearin permeable rock or unconsolidatit materials (gravel, saund, or silt) frae which grundwatter can be extractit uisin a watter well. The study o watter flow in aquifers an the characterization o aquifers is cried hydrogeology. Relatit terms include aquitard, which is a bed o law permeability alang an aquifer,[1] an aquiclude (or aquifuge), which is a solid, impermeable aurie unnerlyin or owerlyin an aquifer. If the impermeable aurie owerlies the aquifer pressur could cause it tae acome a confined aquifer.

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  1. "aquitard: Definition from". Answers.com. Archived from the original on 29 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-06.