Complete Definition of "surface runoff"

English
wikipedia

Etymology
surface + run + off

Noun
en-noun|-|sg=surface runoff

  1. Overland flow of excess water (with or without accumulated contaminants) that cannot be absorbed by the ground as infiltration.

#: When there is very heavy rainfall on California hillsides over a prolonged period, there is almost always ensuing surface runoff.

See also
precipitation

References
P E Lamoreaux and Mostafa M Soliman, Environmental Hydrogeology (1997) ISBN: 0873719492

zh:surface runoff

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