capacity, ground-water

   1. The ability of soil or rock materials to hold water. The yield of a pump, well, or reservoir. capacity, hydraulic.
   2. The ability of a current of water or wind to transport detritus, as shown by the amount measured at a point per unit of time.

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

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