Flashcards in Water Insecurity Deck (16)
Moisture in any form.
The volume of water flowing within a river channel (also called discharge, and runoff)
Also called overland flow. Flow over the surface during an intense storm, or when the ground is frozen, saturated or on impermeable clay.
Temporary storage, as water is captured by plants, buildings and hard surfaces before reaching the soil.
Also known as inter-flow; water seeping laterally through soil below the surface, but above the water table.
The downward seepage of water through rock under gravity, especially on permeable rocks e.g. sandstone and chalk.
The combined effect of evaporation and transportation.
The volume of water passing a certain point in the channel over a certain amount of time.
The conversion of water to vapour
Water taken up by plants and transpired onto the leaf surface
Any moisture taken up by vegetation and held within plants
Any surface water in lakes, ponds, puddles
Soil moisture ;)
Water held within the soil
Water held within permeable rocks aka an aquifer (an underground lake)
Water held in rivers and streams