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Artesian well

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Artesian well, well in which water rises under hydrostatic pressure above the level of the aquifer (water-bearing layer of rock) in which it has been confined. True artesian wells (named for the French province of Artois, where they were first constructed) flow without assistance.

See also: Ground water.

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