Last edited 06 Feb 2021


The term ‘hydrogeology’ refers to the nature, distribution and movement of groundwater in soils and rocks, including in aquifers.

Where the term 'groundwater' refers to all water which is below the surface of the ground and within the permanently saturated zone. A groundwater body is a distinct volume of groundwater within an aquifer.

Ref The HS2 London-West Midlands Environmental Statement, Glossary of terms and list of abbreviations, DETR 2013.

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