One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A geological structure in which water is confined under pressure.‘cattlemen were drawing water from an artesian basin underneath the parched inland plains’
- ‘The people of Alice Springs would be bordering on furious that nuclear waste could be dumped 30 kilometres from their town, which of course sits on the Artesian Basin.’
- ‘Blackall was the first town in Queensland to attempt tapping the great artesian basin for a town water supply.’
- ‘It was argued that the Artesian basin below Australia could be tapped for water.’
- ‘Early white records also spoke of a tribe of men over two metres tall living in south-west Queensland, where water from the Great Artesian Basin used to bubble forth in springs.’
- ‘Nuclear waste dumps get put in quickly and with little consideration for water-tables and the artesian basins far below.’
- ‘There's also the threat to Kowanyama's water supplies caused by alarming falls in the pressure of the artesian basin.’
- ‘Does that mean they are just going to pump more from the artesian basin to compensate?’
- ‘The kinetic energy contained within the water of the Great Artesian Basin aquifer is estimated to be sufficient to power a quarter of the east coast's power needs.’
- ‘The report consists of a number of maps and plates relating to artesian basins in New South Wales.’
- ‘That artesian basin is where we get our drinking water from.’
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