surface of zone of saturation for
underground water. An irregular surface with
slope or shape determined by quantity of groundwater and
permeability of earth materials. In general,
highest beneath hills and lowest beneath valleys. Also referred to as
Source: Leet, L. Don. 1982.
Physical Geology, 6th Edition. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall
- See: water table; ground-water level.
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