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Name: Owen
Status: Student
Age: 6-8
Location: OH 
Country: United States
Date: February 18, 2005


Question:
What is the technical terms for the water flow of a river? How are they used?



Replies:
Water flow in a river is simply called streamflow or discharge, usually measured in cubic feet per second. One use of these measurements is to establish statistics on flood frequency and drainage requirements when planning changes in land use such as development. Below are some websites containing glossaries of terms on this subject.

T. Esposito

http://www.niwa.co.nz/edu/students/faq/hydro-terms

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/hsd/hydefa-c.html>



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