Meaning of artesian bore in English:

artesian bore


mainly Australian
  • A deep, narrow hole bored perpendicularly into water-bearing strata lying at an angle, so that natural pressure produces a constant supply of water with little or no pumping.

    ‘the groundwater is released under pressure to the surface through natural springs and artesian bores’
    • ‘The camel trains were also involved in the establishment of artesian bores.’
    • ‘The station generates twenty kilowatts of power from artesian bore water heated by hot rocks.’
    • ‘They pumped water for domestic supply from an artesian bore near the water wheel to a water tank on a tower beside the homestead.’
    • ‘It supplied mansions with water from springs, wells, and artesian bore holes.’
    • ‘As a result of the total lack of surface water along the entire route, the South Australian government sank artesian bores at intervals of about 50 kilometres.’
    • ‘The wealthy company was ideally placed to move into capitalist pasturing, using professional management, fencing, artesian bores, and massive and diverse holdings to minimise traditional risks.’
    • ‘An artesian bore was sunk at Kopperamanna and the mission was able to collect fees from passing drovers.’
    • ‘The pioneers invested heavily in productive capital assets like mines, overland telegraph lines, dams and artesian bores.’
    • ‘The first successful artesian bore was probably that sunk by David Brown at Kallara station, 40 km north of Tilpa on the Darling River, in 1879.’
    • ‘The photograph shows boiling water gushing from an artesian bore on Clifton Hills Station, Birdsville Track, South Australia.’