streamflow

(redirected from Channel runoff)

streamflow

[′strēm‚flō]
(hydrology)
A type of channel flow, applied to surface runoff moving in a stream.
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Swales along the walkway channel runoff from the parking area into rain gardens.
about its possible interest in developing a diversion ditch to channel runoff and any potential contaminants away from the lake.
Protecting water quality - Roads are graded and maintained to channel runoff to the forest floor, away from streams.
The lysimeters are above the water table, and gutters around them channel runoff water to storage tanks.
When the friendly sun shines again after a long winter of shoveling snow off the rooftops, it's a nice change to get going by replacing frost-shifted drain lines to channel runoff so that it doesn't wash out the driveway, distributing a summer's supply of firewood to various fire circles, putting the workshop back in use, raking leaves, clearing debris, trimming trees, trying to catch the woodchucks, sealing off the bat access holes, setting up the horse gear, watching the lake break up, rising early again, accepting having to work in the 30 degree rain and sleet, and finally, at day's end, watching the ducks come back to the pond and the deer come out for spring growth.