Sandy Stratum

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“A sandy stratum, a a, acting as a filter, occupies an inclined position between two other strata impervious to water, such as clay, the water being absorbed by the superficial parts of the strata, as at a a (which may be of very great extent), will penetrate through its whole depth, and, finding no egress below on account of the basin-like form of the stratum, or from its resting at the lower termination upon a compact rock, will accumulate.” — Wells, 1857


David A. Wells The Science of Common Things; A Familiar Explanation of the First Principles of Physical Science52


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