Definitions for "Groundwater Mining"
A process whereby groundwater is removed from an aquifer at a rate greater than it can be recharged, resulting in ever-lowering groundwater levels. See overdraft.
When discharge from an aquifer, usually due to groundwater pumping for municipal and business use, exceeds recharge.
The removal of groundwater from an aquifer in excess of the rate of natural or artificial recharge. Continued groundwater mining reduces the groundwater supply until it is no longer an economical source of water.
Unsustainable depletion of groundwater reserves