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Groundwater originates as rainfall or snow (precipitation), and then moves through the soil into the groundwater system, where it eventually makes its way back to surface as streams, lakes, or oceans (Fig. 9.1) (see also Price 1996).


Water Table Open Space Pore Space Metamorphic Rock Vadose Zone 
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  1. 1.New DelhiIndia

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