flushing period

flushing period

[′fləsh·iŋ ‚pir·ē·əd]
(hydrology)
The interval of time required for a quantity of water equal to the volume of a lake to pass through the lake outlet; computed by dividing lake volume by mean flow rate of the outlet.
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It was observed that, the harvest yield decreased with increasing flushing period.
1] observed that the moisture content of fruiting bodies decreased with increasing flushing periods.
After a brief flushing period, a nearly clear parison is generally produced.
It has often been observed that natural defoliation due to herbivory or hailstone damage during the flushing period causes precocious opening of terminal buds (Romberger 1963).
This down time is used for pruning and fertilizing the tea bushes in preparation for the heavier flushing period to come.
Clog Clinic researchers say toilet clogs frequently occur during heavy flushing periods - like halftime of the Big Game and Black Friday, the day after the Thanksgiving feast.