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Why does water rise in an artesian well?


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Answered 2014-12-03 20:01:18

Basically due to pressure -

In an artesian well, the aquifer (water bearing rock) is sandwiched between a top and bottom layer of impermeable rock that creates pressure. When it's drilled the pressure is relieved and the water finds a route to air.

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Naturally flowing water wells are called "Artesian" wells.An artesian well


An artesian aquifer is a confined aquifer containing groundwater under positive pressure. This causes the water level in a well to rise to a point where hydrostatic equilibrium has been reached. A well drilled into such an aquifer is called an artesian well.


An artesian well allows pressurized underground water to rise to the surface. Some artesian water is extremely pure, making it safe to drink while others are non-potable because of the presence of harmful impurities like dissolved salts.


Artesian water is usually cleaner than other well water


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A well that allows water to rise without a pump is an artesian well. This is usually a very narrow well drilled into strata capable of pushing water to the surface by internal hydrostatic pressure.


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It can if it's an artesian well.


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a spring flows out water and an artesian well would gush out water


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An artesian well is formed when it is located in center and surrounded by hills . The table of underground water tries to come out of the well due to the opening in the center with pressure. This type of well is called as artesian well.


They are called Artesian Wells where underground water under positive pressure causes the water level in the well to rise to a point where hydrostatic equilibrium has been reached. If the water reaches ground level they are call flowing artesian wells; some my look like fountains.


This type of well is called an Artesian Well. If the pressure is great enough to raise the water above the ground level, it is called a Flowing Artesian Well.


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An artesian well flows naturally. This is because in an artesian well the aquifer is sandwiched between a top and bottom layer of impermeable rock. This causes positive pressure which is often enough to bring water to the surface. That's know as a free flowing artesian well.


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The artesian spring is just over this next rise in the trail.



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