ground-water table

   The surface between the zone of saturation and the zone of aeration. Also, the surface of an unconfined aquifer [6].
   Synonym: water table.

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

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  • water table — ► NOUN ▪ the level below which the ground is saturated with water …   English terms dictionary

  • water table — n. 1. the level below which the ground is saturated with water 2. Archit. a projecting ledge or molding which throws off rainwater …   English World dictionary

  • Water table — The water table is the level at which the ground water pressure is equal to atmospheric pressure. It may be conveniently visualized as the surface of the ground water in a given vicinity. It usually coincides with the phreatic surface , but can… …   Wikipedia

  • water table —    1. The top surface of a body of slowly moving ground water that fills the pore spaces within a rock mass. Above it lies the freely draining vadose zone, and below it lies the permanently saturated phreas. In uniform aquifers, such as sandstone …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • ground water, perched —    Unconfined ground water separated from an underlying body of ground water by an unsaturated zone. Its water table is a perched water table. Perched ground water is held up by a perching bed whose permeability is so low that water percolating… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • water table — noun underground surface below which the ground is wholly saturated with water spring rains had raised the water table • Syn: ↑water level, ↑groundwater level • Hypernyms: ↑geological formation, ↑formation * * * noun, pl ⋯ tables [count] …   Useful english dictionary

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