could an aquifer be recharged by drilling a well at the bottom of a river?

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Could you build a reservoir to hold floodwater and place a well in the bottom to allow it to recharge the local aquifer for instance?

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Anonymous 0 Comments

An aquifer isn’t a giant underground lake or flooded cavern. It’s more like a saturated rock sponge, or like a pocket of wet sand. Drilling a hole won’t really fill it any faster because the water would still have to slowly seep through the rest of the aquifer.

Anonymous 0 Comments

No, the water is already under the river. You can recharge them using permaculture-swales, keyline plowing, gabions, and dams.