artesian

artesian
The water contained or carried in a stratum of rock imprisoned between two impervious strata, the water-bearing stratum being inclined, and coming to the surface at some distant and higher point, called the "intake," where it receives the water, which percolates with greater or less rapidity along and through the inclined stratum, obedient to the law of gravity, until it reaches some obstruction so as to be imprisoned, in which event, if the stratum is pierced, water will rise in a tube or well by hydrostatic pressure, due to the greater height of the intake. 56 Am J1st Waters § 111. The word "artesian" is often used to refer to underground water, notwithstanding it does not rise to the surface upon the piercing of' the stratum. 56 Am J1st Waters § 112.

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