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underground bed or layer yielding ground water for wells and springs etc

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From the logs, the exact depth and thickness of the screened intervals to be opened to the acquifer are determined.
A strong acquifer will assist with pressure maintenance.
Raw water comes from eight Floridan acquifer supply wells and requires only conventional treatment.
It uses material balance technology to calculate original oil and gas in place and acquifer size and strength.
But this form of extraction can pollute acquifers - and bore holes in Canonbie have been found to be faulty.
Measures for conservation of water and recharge of acquifers were to be implemented on a larger scale to provide for sustained supply of water.
The cost of this irrigation though has been immense and the policy in 2008 was abandoned as acquifers began to run dry or became polluted by seawater.
Growing water scarcity, with highland acquifers shrinking by 10-20 feet a year, is threatening agriculture in Yemen, a country of 23 million, a population the World Bank says is exploding at an estimated 8% a year.
What is however known, is the fact the acquifers that have supplied water to the Erongo region for many years are running perilously dry," Mbako said.
CCS technologies capture carbon dioxide from sources such as fossil fuel power plants and preventing the release of emissions into the atmosphere by using the carbon dioxide for enhanced oil recovery or permanently storing the carbon dioxide in geological structures such as oil reservoirs or deep saline acquifers.
CCS technologies capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from sources such as fossil fuel power plants and preventing the release of emissions into the atmosphere by using the CO2 for Enhanced Oil Recovery or permanently storing the CO2 in geological structures such as oil reservoirs or deep saline acquifers.
As it stands, the presence of subterranean acquifers makes the area susceptible to landslides, which precludes any construction work.
It included an 850MW coal-fired power station from which carbon gas would be captured and piped, along with emissions from some of the Tees Valley's other large industrial emitters, to an underground network of storage acquifers up to 150km off the coast.
The installations would turn deserts into lush patches of vegetation, according to its designers, and without the need to dig wells for fresh water, which has depleted acquifers in many parts of the world.