14 Groundwater Fundamentals 3

14 Groundwater Fundamentals 3 - a few feet to more than...

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Aquifers and Aquifer Types
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Unconsolidated Consolidated Confined Unconfined Aquifer Classification
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Unconsolidated Aquifers
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Basic Aquifer Classification Unconsolidated Aquifers Individual particles: granular sand, gravel, clays, silts Water held in pore spaces between grains of sand, gravel, clays, or rock fragments
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Unconsolidated Water-Bearing Unit Generally high-yield aquifers
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Unconsolidated: sand, gravel, and rock fragments saturated thickness ranges from
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Unformatted text preview: a few feet to more than 1000 feet thick thin 174,000 mi High Plains Aquifer Coarse, sedimentary rocks Aquifer material dates back 2 to 6 million years Erosion of the Rockies provided sediment that filled ancient channels Consolidated Aquifers Water held in cracks, fissures, erosion cavities and seams in solid rock formations. Consolidated Aquifers Sandstone, limestone, granite...
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