water table

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Upper surface of groundwater below which soil is saturated with water that fills all voids and interstices, and where the pressure of water in the soil equals the atmospheric pressure.

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After reviewing the year's water table figures, the meteorologist decided his calculations of the yearly precipitation averages were probably incorrect.
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If they were going to properly begin drilling, they had to be certain to drill completely through the water table and be certain the pipes were reinforced to protect from the surrounding pressure.
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Due to the excessive drought and the citizens lack of knowledge about the water shortage, the water table dropped significantly.
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