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runoff
Subject Category
P Natural Resources, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Definition
The part of precipitation or irrigation water on land that has limited interaction with the landscape and ultimately reaches surface water, such as streams, ponds, impoundments, reservoirs, oceans, rivers, etc.
Definition Source
NAL Thesaurus Staff
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http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/5471.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/5471
Used For
rainfall runoff
runoff water
Broader Term
drainage water
Narrower Term
agricultural runoff
stormwater
urban runoff
Related Term
nonpoint source pollution
overland flow
stream flow
Spanish
escorrentía
Term Number
5471