By Hydrosimulatics INC  

A recharge area is the place where water is able to seep into the ground and refill an aquifer because no confining layer is present. Recharge areas are necessary for a healthy aquifer.

Watch the MAGNET videos below and answer the questions that follow:
  1. What is the recharge area for a confined aquifer?
  2. How is a confined aquifer recharged differently from an unconfined aquifer?
  3. How can the recharge for a confined aquifer be delineated?  
  4. Why is that protection of a confined aquifer is in some cases amount to the protection of the recharge area?