Of or pertaining to Artois (anciently called Artesium), in France.
Of, being, or concerning an aquifer in which water rises to the surface due to pressure from overlying water.
free-flowing; the pressure in an aquifer exceeds the water column of the burial depth, and the water flows onto the surface without pumping.
Ground water under sufficient pressure to rise above the top of the aquifer containing it.
Compare? Water held under pressure in porous rock or soil confined by impermeable geological formations.
well water under pressure that flows naturally to the surface Minnehaha: Point-Source Pollution
(of water) rising to the surface under internal hydrostatic pressure; "an artesian well"; "artesian pressure"
Under pressure such that when wells penetrate the aquifer water will rise to the ground surface without the need for pumping.
An aquifer in which the water is under sufficient pressure to cause it to rise above the bottom of the overlying confining bed, if opportunity to do so should be provided.
Used to describe a well in which the water level stands above the top of the aquifer tapped by the well. A flowing artesian well is one in which the water level is above the land surface.
As it pertains to groundwater, a well, or underground basin, where the water is under a pressure greater than atmospheric, and will rise above the level of its upper confining surface if given an opportunity to do so. Back to the Top
pressure condition of an aquifer allowing free flow of water to at least ground level
Artesian conditions exist when the water table ( piezometric surface) lies above ground level.
(are-TEE-zhun) Water held under pressure in porous rock or soil confined by impermeable geologic formations. An artesian well is free flowing.