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Elementary Engineering Hydrology by M. J. Deodhar

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11

Groundwater

Chapter Outline

11.1 DEFINITION

Groundwater may be defined as water that occurs below the surface of the earth. It is also known as sub-surface water.

11.1.1 Sources of Groundwater

The main source of groundwater is precipitation. The water that infiltrates, after meeting the requirement of the soil, percolates and then becomes groundwater. It is also known as meteoric water ...

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