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English to Spanish translations [PRO] Mining & Minerals / Gems / mining
English term or phrase:groundwater
An investigation was conducted to determine if pore water pressure might have been a factor affecting the highwall and footwall slope stability. Groundwater influences slope stability in two ways. First, water flowing through rock creates seepage pressure as a result of friction flow losses. Secondly, where the groundwater table is above the potential failure surface, the natural pore water pressure reduces the forces resisting sliding.