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Entry: aquitard

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a saturated geological unit that is less permeable than an aquifer, and incapable of transmitting useful quantities of water. Aquitards often form a confining layer over an artesian aquifer.

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accepted on 10 Dec 2015 02:18:49.185

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date accepted 10 Dec 2015 02:18:49.185
date submitted 10 Aug 2015 02:14:36.745
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description a saturated geological unit that is less permeable than an aquifer, and incapable of transmitting useful quantities of water. Aquitards often form a confining layer over an artesian aquifer.
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description a saturated geological unit that is less permeable than an aquifer, and incapable of transmitting useful quantities of water. Aquitards often form a confining layer over an artesian aquifer.
editorial note Approved October 2013
label aquitard
note This term and definition is used in technical products in the Bioregional Assessment Programme, a collaboration between the Australian Government Department of the Environment, the Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO and Geoscience Australia. For more information see http://www.bioregionalassessments.gov.au. This term is currently available in the test environment of the glossary for the Bioregional Assessment Programme.
pref label aquitard
source M01 Methodology for bioregional assessments of the impacts of coal seam gas and coal mining development on water resources
type Concept

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