surface runoff

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surface + run + off

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surface runoff ‎(uncountable)

  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 0873719492