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dominant discharge

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

Usually, bankfull discharge, but dominant discharge has also been equated to effective discharge; see Simon et al. (2004) Geomorph. 58, 1–4.

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flood stage

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

The water level (stage) in a river or stream beyond which the flow starts to flood adjacent land. See also bankfull.

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floodplain

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

The part of a river valley that is made of unconsolidated river-borne sediment, and periodically flooded. It is built up of relatively coarse debris left behind as a stream channel migrates...

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partial duration series

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

Flow records that are used in flood frequency analysis, which include all peak flows with a discharge greater than a chosen threshold (such as bankfull discharge). Contrast annual maximum...

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