artesian aquifer

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An aquifer in which groundwater is confined between two impermeable layers (aquitards), under hydrostatic pressure, which is significantly greater than atmospheric pressure and forces the water to flow out of an artesian well, boreholes or springs, so long as the aquifer is constantly recharged. Also known as confined aquifer.

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