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Groundwater

Groundwater is water located beneath the ground surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of geologic formations.

A formation of rock/soil is called an aquifer when it can yield a useable quantity of water.

The depth at which soil pore spaces become saturated with water is called the water table.

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