Flowing artesian well in Brunswick, Georgia, USA

Flowing artesian well in Brunswick, Georgia, USA

Detailed Description

Groundwater in aquifers between layers of poorly permeable rock, such as clay or shale, may be confined under pressure. If such a confined aquifer is tapped by a well, water will rise above the top of the aquifer and may even flow from the well onto the land surface. Water confined in this way is said to be under artesian pressure, and the aquifer is called an artesian aquifer.

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Image Dimensions: 1164 x 455

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Location Taken: Brunswick, GA, US