ground-water pumping

   1. Directed or oscillatory ground-water movement, along incipient fissures in the rock, that occurs due to very small but significant relative movements of the rocks themselves, maybe as a diurnal, tidal process. It may be one of the driving mechanisms of earliest, inception, phase of speleogenesis [9].
   2. The pumping of a water well to provide water for drinking, irrigation, and manufacturing. but may also be conducted for dewatering purposes.

A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

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