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Item: confined aquifer

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an aquifer saturated with confining layers of low-permeability rock or sediment both above and below it. It is under pressure so that when the aquifer is penetrated by a bore, the water will rise above the top of the aquifer.

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accepted on 14 Jul 2016 01:51:52.007

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date accepted 14 Jul 2016 01:51:52.007
date submitted 14 Jul 2016 01:51:38.106
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description an aquifer saturated with confining layers of low-permeability rock or sediment both above and below it. It is under pressure so that when the aquifer is penetrated by a bore, the water will rise above the top of the aquifer.
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description an aquifer saturated with confining layers of low-permeability rock or sediment both above and below it. It is under pressure so that when the aquifer is penetrated by a bore, the water will rise above the top of the aquifer.
editorial note Approved July 2016
label confined aquifer
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note This term and definition is used in technical products in the Bioregional Assessment Programme, a collaboration between the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy, the Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO and Geoscience Australia. For more information see http://www.bioregionalassessments.gov.au.
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rights © Commonwealth of Australia 2016. All content in this entry is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence. The Bioregional Assessment Programme requests attribution as '© Commonwealth of Australia 2016 (Bioregional Assessment Programme http://www.bioregionalassessments.gov.au)'.
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