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An area over which recharge occurs.


The area where water predominantly flows downward through the unsaturated zone to replenish an aquifer.

Why are recharge areas important?

Recharge is crucial for the ongoing replenishment of aquifers and their sustainable use, and recharge areas thus require protection.



Aquifer system