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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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Water table management to improve drainage water quality in semiarid climatic conditions of Iran.
Raising the water table decreases the amount of water passing through the soil and proportionally decreases the transport of nitrates and soluble phosphorous from the field.
These data show that the irrigation system used had a major impact on the total amount of water required to maintain the targeted 45 cm (18 in) water table depth.
In areas where the water table is predicted to rise, communities should plan for impacts on water quality, management of stormwater and wastewater, and infrastructure, said Jo Ann Muramoto, the Association to Preserve Cape Cods director of science programs.
The data of ground water depth of 30 wells from 1998 to 2013 within the study area were used to study the Spatial and temporal variation in ground water table of Peshawar due to urbanization.
It is advantageous to know what separation distance is adequate to eliminate pathogens from septic tank effluent and if microbial contamination can travel vertically when a water table falls with drainage.
He added that farmers have drilled 21m deep and are drawing large quantities of underground water out, and water tables are decreasing at an accelerating rate in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.
Investigation of the effect of different subsurface drainage systems on the water table components and water table depths were two of the main objectives of this pilot study considered in this paper.
While over- exploitation is leading to a fall in water table, the root cause of pollution of groundwater, according to Gupta, is lack of adequate capacity to treat waste water generated in cities.
He says: "At this time of year we don't see a reduction in the water table level even after reasonably dry days.