What is an aquifer?

An aquifer refers to an underground layer of permeable rock, sand, or gravel, through which water can flow and be stored. It acts as a natural reservoir for groundwater. Aquifers are vital sources of freshwater, supplying water for agriculture, industries, and domestic purposes. The amount of water an aquifer can hold varies depending on its size and geological properties. They can range from small, localized aquifers supplying water to a single well, to large, regional aquifers that provide water to vast areas. Access to and management of aquifers are crucial to ensure sustainable water resources for human use and ecological balance.
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