- 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 .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. Courtesy of the author & The Karst Waters Institute. 2002.
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