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Bedrock - The solid rock that underlies unconsolidated surficial sediments.
Bedrock aquifer - A bedrock unit that has the ability to transmit significant volumes of water to a well completed within it. Typical examples include sandstone and siltstone or significantly fractured intervals.
Block-Faulted - High-angle faulting in which blocks of the crust move vertically up or down relative to each other. Often occurs in areas undergoing horizontal extension.
Brackish water - Slightly salty. In this study, defined as water with a chloride concentration of greater than 250 mg/L (EC greater than 1,000 μS/cm) and less that of seawater (~19,000 mg/L).