Some of the water that precipitates, flows on ground surface (surface runoff) or seeps through soil first, then flows laterally (interflow), and some continues to percolate deeper into the soil. This body of water will eventually reach a saturated zone and replenish or recharge groundwater supply.
This is the process whereby an aquifer replenishes tapped water. Typically, as water is tapped and pulled from an aquifer, more water fills in the volume tapped, thus recharging the aquifer's water level. If certain conditions arise, such as drought and over tapping for various uses, then recharging cannot keep up with the water amounts being extracted from the aquifer and it is depleted, eventually running out of usable, fresh water. Since aquifers are usually quite large, combined with annual recharge, it takes a long time before an aquifer runs out of water
The process by which water is absorbed and added to the saturated zone (aquifer), either directly into a body of rock or indirectly by way of an adjacent body of rock. Also, it is the quantity of water that is added to the saturated zone.
Water added to an aquifer or the process of adding water to an aquifer. Ground water recharge occurs either naturally as the net gain from precipitation, or artificially as the result of human influence. See artificial recharge.
The addition of water to an aquifer by infiltration, either directly into the aquifer or indirectly by way of another rock formation. Recharge may be natural, as when precipitation infiltrates to the water table, or artificial, as when water is injected through wells or spread over permeable surfaces for the purpose of recharging an aquifer.
The assessment and collection by one university department of a charge to recover the direct costs of providing goods or services to another university department. A type of payment made via a UC expenditure account with financial object code 39xx and budget object SUB9. See Revenue and Income for additional payment information.
A recharge is an interdepartmental charge administered by a department/unit's Business Office. Recharge forms are available from Bay Tree Bookstore. Departments may requesst SC-15 recharge forms from [email protected]