The Edward Aquifer is a unique groundwater
system. It is one of the greatest natural resources on earth, serving
the diverse agricultural, industrial, recreational, and domestic
needs of almost two million users in south central Texas.
[15:19] As for the earth, we constructed it, and
placed on it stabilizers (mountains), and we grew on it a perfect
balance of everything.
[15:20] We made it habitable for
you, and for creatures you do not provide for.
[31:20] Do you not see that GOD has committed in
your service everything in the heavens and the earth, and has showered
you with His blessings - obvious and hidden? Yet,
some people argue about GOD without knowledge, without guidance,
and without the enlightening scripture.
The fresh water/saline water interface, usually
known as the "bad water line" is the
convergence of two flow systems within the Aquifer. It is actually
a zone and not a line. The freshwater area is generally up dip,
closer to the land surface; while the saline water area is farther
down dip, deeper underground.
[27:61] Who is the One
who made the earth habitable, caused rivers to run through it, placed
on it mountains, and created a barrier between the two waters?
Is it another god with GOD? Indeed, most of them do not know.
[45:13] He committed in your service everything in
the heavens and the earth; all from Him. These are proofs for people
[14:34] And He gives you all kinds of things that
you implore Him for. If you count God's blessings, you can never
encompass them. Indeed, the human being is transgressing, unappreciative.
The "bad water line" is a natural phenomenon
that occurs along the southern and eastern edges of the water zone
where water has been in contact with limestone for a long time.
Since the rock in the saline water zone is less permeable and does
not transmit water as easily, the movement of water is slower
[16:18] If you count God's blessings,
you cannot possibly encompass them. GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.
Scientists discovered that in the places where two different seas
meet, there is a barrier between them. This barrier divides
the two seas so that each sea has its own temperature,
salinity and density. There is a slanted unseen water barrier between
the two seas through which water from one sea passes to the other.
[55:19] He separates the two seas
where they meet.
[55:20] A barrier is placed between
them, to prevent them from transgressing.
[35:3] O people, remember
God's blessings upon you. Is there any creator
other than GOD who provides for you from the heaven and the earth?
There is no other god beside Him. How could you deviate?
Scientists also discovered that in estuaries, where sweet and salt
water meet, the situation is somewhat different from that found
in places where two seas meet. It has been discovered that what
distinguishes fresh water from salt water in estuaries is a pycnocline
zone with a marked density discontinuity separating the
two layers. This partition has salinity different from
both the fresh water and salt water.
[35:12] The two seas are not the same;
one is fresh and delicious, while the other is salty and undrinkable.
From each of them you eat tender meat, and extract jewelry to wear.
And you see the ships sailing through them, seeking His provisions,
that you may be appreciative.
The Baltic Sea is a relatively shallow inland sea surrounded by
the countries of Northeastern Europe and Scandinavia. A total of
nine countries border the sea: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany,
Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, and Sweden
[6:59] With Him are the keys to all secrets; none
knows them except He. He knows everything on land and in the sea.
Not a leaf falls without His knowledge. Nor is there a grain in
the depths of the soil. Nor is there anything wet or dry, that is
not recorded in a profound record.
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