"An aquifer is like a sponge filled with wet gravel and with areas in between filled with water"
"The aquifer is like a bucket full of wet gravel with all the pore spaces filled with water and a bedrock seal on the bottom."
"The aquifer is like a bank account -- when you have more going out than coming in, you have a deficit, and right now we have a deficit,"
""An aquifer is like a milkshake glass and each well is the equivalent of a straw in the glass. What most countries permit is a limitless number of straws in the glass ..."
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