Water table

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The underground elevation below which the soil is saturated with water. Above the water table, the voids between soil particles are filled with air. The water table rises and falls with the availability of water in the region.

Synonyms and Related Terms

water level; watertable; groundwater; phreatic surface; Grundwasserspiegel (Deut.); nappe phréatique (Fr.); grondwater (Ned.);

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Anne Grimmer, Glossary of Building Stone Terms, A Glossary of Historic Masonry Deterioration Problems and Preservation Treatments, National Park Service, Washington DC, 1984
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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