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perched water-table


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The upper boundary of water that is held above the general water-table by a feature such as a layer of impermeable material beneath the material in which the water is held. For example, water in the acrotelm of a raised bog is held in an elevated position by the impermeable catotelm peat beneath. See aquifer.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Ecology and Conservation.


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