hydrologic accounting

hydrologic accounting

[¦hī·drə¦läj·ik ə′kau̇nt·iŋ]
(hydrology)
A systematic summary of the terms (inflow, outflow, and storage) of the storage equation as applied to the computation of soil-moisture changes, groundwater changes, and so forth; an evaluation of the hydrologic balance of an area. Also known as basin accounting; water budget.
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The bank also services a secondary area in USGS Hydrologic Accounting Unit 08090301, the East Central Louisiana Coastal watershed.