subsurface runoff


subsurface runoff
   , storm seepage, subsurface flow, subsurface storm flow
   Runoff due to infiltrated precipitation moving laterally under the surface.

A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

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