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close this bookBetter Farming Series 28 - Water: Where Water Comes from (FAO, 1981, 31 p.)
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The water table

14. The level at which groundwater is found is called the water table.

15. If there is little groundwater, the water table becomes lower. If there is very much groundwater, the water table becomes higher.

16. If the water table becomes so high that it lies above the surface of the ground, it forms swamps, lakes and streams.

Water table