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Flashcards in water budgets Deck (6):
1

water surplus

in winter/early spring sue to high precipitation amounts
causes increased river levels

2

water deficit

summer
water table and river levels fall

3

field capacity

the maximum amount of water a soil can hold

4

river regime

the amount of water discharged at certain times of the year

5

factors affecting a river regime

dams
precipitation
size of the river
temperature
geology
vegetation cover

6

storm hydrographs

shows how a river reacts to a storm event