Country: United States
Date: February 18, 2005
What is the technical terms for the water flow of a
river? How are they used?
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.
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