Aquifers: Recharge

Authored by: John Nimmo , David A. Stonestrom , Richard W. Healy

Encyclopedia of Natural Resources

Print publication date:  July  2014
Online publication date:  June  2014

Print ISBN: 9781439852583
eBook ISBN: 9781351043847
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Aquifer recharge is water that moves from the unsaturated zone into the saturated zone. It might be more precisely called “aquifer-system” or “saturated-zone” recharge. Recharge varies considerably with time and location. Quantitative estimation of recharge rate contributes to the understanding of large-scale hydrologic processes.

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