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Unformatted text preview: (to a stream) infiltration (into ground) depression storage o surface water runoff causes floods mostly rain and snow melting ←- streamflow • watershed- an area upstream of a point on a stream that contributes surface water to a stream o consist of hillslopes and stream channel o edge is called the divide (drainage) o outlet is all the water leaving the watershed as surface water passed through this point ←- discharge • volume of water flowing past a point per unit time • cubic feet per second • two components to discharge o rate of flow- velocity o cross section- area of the river • Q = v x a (discharge = velocity x area) ←...
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- Spring '08
- Hydrology, pore spaces, surface water runoff, Earth store water, hillside processes precipitation