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The boundary between two groundwater basins which is represented by a high point in the water table or piezometric surface.


It is a hydraulic pressure boundary between two groundwater bodies from which flow occurs in different directions.  It is scale dependent and may differ from surface water divides.

Why is a groundwater divide important?

A groundwater divide is important for defining boundaries between different groundwater bodies.