Definition of Aquitard

Thursday, October 4, 2012 16:43
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Aquitard is a formation through which only seepage is possible. Yield is insignificant compared to an aquifer.

It is partly permeable. A sandy clay unit is an example of aquitard. Through an aquitard appreciable quantities of water may leak to an aquifer below it.

Reference : Engineering hydrology by K. Subramanya


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