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How Wells and Aquifers Work

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When rain falls, some of that water turns into run-off in storm systems but much of it seeps into the ground. What happens to that water? In most places, it joins the local aquifer, infusing the spaces between soil particles underground. In this video, Grady takes us through some of the interactions between surface water, aquifers, and the wells we use to access water underground. He’s even built some great demonstrations to show how aquifers and surface water like rivers pass water back and forth. (Image and video credit: Practical Engineering)

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