snowmelt


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snowmelt

[′snō‚melt]
(hydrology)
The water resulting from the melting of snow; it may evaporate, seep into the ground, or become a part of runoff.
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Part 1: the concept of rainwater and snowmelt management in the capital city of warsaw warsaw in terms of space.
The months of July and August are usually when the inflow is at the peakin the dam owing to the monsoon season and snowmelt.
"However, flood warnings may be issued where rainfall and snowmelt combine to create a locally greater risk of flooding, primarily to areas of agricultural land."
A considerable amount of research has been undertaken regarding the relationships between runoff and both precipitation systems and snowmelt. In addition, several studies have documented the correlation between oceanic climatic phenomena and streamflow.
The Natural Resource Conservation Service, in its latest report, notes that April 1 "often signals (the) end of the snow accumulation season and the beginning of the spring snowmelt in earnest" in Oregon.
"If a backwater connects to the river so that the current washes into its upper end and then down through it, there's probably too much current for channel cats, and the water from the snowmelt up north (upstream) keeps that backwater cooler than cats like.
The country depends heavily on rainfall and snowmelt from its mountains, both for water and - through its vast hydropower assets - for electricity.
Flooding in the Midwest usually comes in the spring as snowmelt swells rivers.
Most of the runoff in Kunhar Catchment is generated from the snowmelt which makes it more sensitive to climate change.
This is a critical function during heavy storms, rainfalls or rapid snowmelt.
Shrinking glaciers can also affect water supplies in the region, as lower volumes of snowmelt will flow into River Dudh Kosi, providing water downstream.
Hydrological flow forecasting used precipitation-runoff modeling in order to predict flow from anticipated precipitation events which included rainfall, snowmelt and groundwater runoff.