River Discharge

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  • Created on: 02-06-13 20:07

River discharge is the volume of water that flows through a river per second.

Measured in cumecs - cubic metres per second (m3/s)

Hydrographs show how discharge at a certain point of river chages over time.

storm hydrographs - at time of storm:

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Peak discharge: highest discharge during time period shown on graph

Lag time: delay between peak rainfall and peak discharege

Rising limb: the increase in river discharge as rain water flows into river

Fallig limb: the decrease in river disharge as river…

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