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water table

The upper limit of the saturated area of the earth containing groundwater.The water table will be at varying depths depending on location and time of year.

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Based on groundwater table measurements, locations with palm stands of 10 and 15 years old are periodically flooded, so ant species an able to adapt with this habitat conditions were highly limited.
First, a gradual lowering of groundwater table around the Beel surrounding area.
Oil shale in Ubja and limestone in Aru-Louna are extracted under groundwater table.
Similarly, even if data collected have shown a strong connection between water pumping in the quarry and piezometerc measurements, no relation has been observed between the levels of the groundwater table in piezometers and rainfall; all values seem to be independent of each other and different from the value directly monitored in the drifts (SN1 = 214 m a.
It is important to note that most of the increases in evapotranspiration shown would be achieved by a reduction in groundwater recharge and that this may aggravate the decline of the groundwater table in rice-wheat systems and also reduce groundwater availability to "downstream" users.
Tritium levels in the groundwater table into which water from the site is pumped and which lies above the water table, have reached 3,500 Bq/l, according to the DRIRE.
Further research and quantitative assessments of these samples will aid in determining the effects of sea level and regional climate changes on the groundwater table over the past several thousand years.
A rising groundwater table responding to a rising Lake Michigan base level during the Nipissing transgression, rather than a response to mid-Holocene climate change, explains deepening of Silver Lake.
The water shortage however did set back plans for new wells, as the government forbade the digging of new wells, given the already low levels of the groundwater table.
The steady-state model was calibrated against two different sets of calibration targets--one set representing the measured elevation of the groundwater table and head in the study area in September 1976, and another set corresponding to measured rates of the base flow at stream gauging stations at the same time.
Water moves not only across the land surface, but also vertically between the surface and the groundwater table.

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