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groundwater extraction

Definition

The process, deliberate or inadvertent, of extracting ground water from a source at a rate so in excess of the replenishment that the ground water level declines persistently, threatening exhaustion of the supply or at least a decline of pumping levels to uneconomic depths. (Source: BJGEO)

Themes
  • industry
  • resources
  • water
Groups
  • RESOURCES (utilisation of resources)
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Scope note

Scope note is not available.

Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/3781