Underground Groundwater Flows

There are rivers flowing below our feet … a myth?

Is it an old wives tale that there are rivers of flowing underground, beneath us? Do you think its not true? Actually, it can be categorized as a myth. While there are some caverns, and lava / ice tubes, and even horizontal springs with carrying water, , the bulk of water underground takes up the spaces between rocks and other subsurface material. Generally, water that is underground is similar to water in a sponge. It takes up the the spaces between soil, rock, and other substrate particles. At a depth well below the surface of the land, the space between soil and rock particles can be completely filled with water, creating an aquifer from which water can be pumped from groundwater and used by people.

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