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An aquifer is different from an aquitard because an aquifer allows water to pass through whereas an aquitard does not.

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What is the difference between an aquifer and an aquitard?

An aquifer is defined as a body of rocks, that water can easily move through. An aquitard is a body of land that restricts water flow from one aquifer to another.

What is a aquitards?

An Aquitard is a zone within the earth that restricts the flow of groundwater from one aquifer to another.

Is an aquitard porous or impermeable?

it has to be impermeable so it can line the aquifer without letting water straight through

What is an aquitard?

If you are talking about science, then an aquitard is an impervious layer of clay, silt, or rock that will not allow the water to pass through it fast enough to be used as a water supply.Geological formation that may contain groundwater but is not capable of transmitting significant quantities of it under normal hydraulic gradients. May function as confining bed.

What is the difference between and a aquifer and an aquitard?

Auifier allows water to go through whereas a auitard does not. I came to this question trying to find the answer to this but i ended up answering it for others.

How does Aquitard affect the movement of water underground?

An aquitard is an impermeable lump of rock or clay. It does not allow water to flow through it which means that it blocks the water sending it to another destination.

What are th problems with extracting water from an underground water store?

An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock, rock fractures or unconsolidated materials (gravel, sand, or silt) from which groundwater can be extracted using a water well. The study of water flow in aquifers and the characterization of aquifers is called hydrogeology. Related terms include aquitard, which is a bed of low permeability along an aquifer,[1]and aquiclude (or aquifuge), which is a solid, impermeable area underlying or overlying an aquifer. If the impermeable area overlies the aquifer, pressure could cause it to become a confined aquifer.

Highly impermeable layers such as compacted clay or shale are known as?

Highly impermeable layers such as clay or shale are referred to as an aquitard. While permeable sand and limestone that can transmitt large amounts of water to a well are referred to as an aquifer.

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What rock is a good aquitard?

granite, clay/mudstones, shale

Which is better for drinking water from an aquifer or an artesian aquifer?

from an aquifer

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