In the flat areas of alluvium, outcroppings frequently occur at the soil surface at the piezometric level — with the free height of the surface water available at the sea level, in unconfined aquifers — generating natural ponds in which, as a consequence, the water continuously churns— the seeps.

In other times, the seeps were one of the major suppliers of water to small irrigation systems that are found throughout the plains. Systems of different sizes, but usually with fairly small dimensions, that with the passage of time were assimilated or incorporated within the irrigation network of the Royal Irrigation Canal of Montcada and other large canals of the region.
The water from these outcrops, driven up by a series of ditches, was, almost exclusively, the allotment of water input to the ample areas of the outlying lands located north of the Carraixet.
Between the late 19TH century and the beginning of the next, the massive extraction of underground water resources in the upper levels of the seeps, — using mechanical elements, like wells equipped with pumps — were intended for the irrigation of drylands to the west the main canal of Montcada, causing a drastic decline in piezometric levels and, consequently, the exhaustion of most of the seeps that were found at lower levels.


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