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Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

leakage
1. The flow of water from one hydrogeologic unit to another. The leakage may be natural, as through semi-impervious confining layer, or manmade, as through an uncased well [22]. 2. The natural loss of water from artificial structures as a result of hydrostatic pressure [22].