water table

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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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Kong, "Calculation of seepage forces and phreatic surface under drawdown conditions," Chinese Journal of Rock Mechanics and Engineering, vol.
The radar data are used to delineate the bedrock profile [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 3A OMITTED], depth to the phreatic surface [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 3B OMITTED], and alluvial stratification within the fluvial deposit [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 3B OMITTED].
Comparison of depths to the phreatic surface. A groundwater monitoring system installed at the study site has shown that the phreatic surface within the lateral channel bar remains approximately horizontal.
This is achieved by calibrating the relative dielectric constant (Equation 1) for sediments in the unsaturated zone above the phreatic surface. The relative dielectric constant obtained using this technique is 3.0, which compares well with the values of 2.55 to 5 for dry sands quoted in Table 1.
The correlation between the bedrock depth predictions is significant ([R.sup.2] = 0.85, p[less than]0.001), although it is lower than that achieved for the phreatic surface depths ([R.sup.2] = 0.97).