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surface +‎ runoff

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surface runoff (countable and uncountable, plural surface runoffs)

  1. Overland flow of excess water (with or without accumulated contaminants) that cannot be absorbed by the ground as infiltration.
    When there is very heavy rainfall on California hillsides over a prolonged period, there is almost always ensuing surface runoff.

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P E Lamoreaux and Mostafa M Soliman, Environmental Hydrogeology (1997) →ISBN