Definitions for "Artificial Recharge"
The technology of augmenting groundwater resources artificially. In such technology, water available above ground surface, say in a river or lake, is injected through wells (called "artificial recharge wells") into an underlying aquifer. Water can be recharged into a phreatic aquifer also through ponds, (referred to as "infiltration ponds"). Surface water is allowed to infiltrate through the bottom of such ponds, travel through the unsaturated zone, eventually reaching an underlying phreatic aquifer.
Putting water back into groundwater storage from surface water supplies such as irrigation, or induced infiltration from streams or wells. Includes aquifer storage and retrieval (ASR).
Tekopohjaveden muodostaminen Konstgjord grundvattenbildning Introduction of surface water into an underground aquifer through recharge wells.