River Discharge and Storm Hydrographs

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  • Created on: 24-01-13 14:55

River dicharge is the volume of water that flows in a river per second.

Measured in cumecs - m3/s

River discharge is affected by:

  • Precipitation - the more precipitaion the higher the discharge.
  • Climate - The higher the temperature , the lower the discharge as evaporation is higher.
  • Removal of water (abstraction) - reduces discharge.


Hydrographs are graphs of a river's discharge over


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