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See aquifer, natural recharge.
center pivot sprinkler
Water usually pumped from underground and sprayed from mobile boom with sprinklers.
Above- or below-ground pipes or tubes deliver water to individual plant roots.
Seeding clouds with tiny particles of chemicals to increase rainfall towing icebergs or huge bags filled with freshwater to dry coastal areas have all been proposed but are unlikely to provide significant amounts of freshwater.
Sinking of land (subsidence) from overpumping
Low Energy Precision Application sprinklers. A type of center pivot sprinkler.
An artesian aquifer is a confined aquifer containing groundwater that will flow upward through a well, called an artesian well, without the need for pumping.
consumptive use of water
Water abstracted which is no longer available for use because it has evaporated, transpired, been incorporated into products and crops, or consumed by man or livestock.
nonconsumptive use of water
Water that can be treated and returned as surface water, such as sewage
zone of depression
In the tropics or subtropics, an organized, but non-frontal, system of convective clouds around a low-pressure centre, with closed isobars and circulation.
The process of extracting groundwater beyond the safe yield or equilibrium yield of the aquifer