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hydraulic gradient


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A measure of the change in groundwater head over a given distance. Maximum flow will normally be in the direction of the maximum fall in head per unit of horizontal distance, i.e. in the direction of the maximum hydraulic gradient. See hydraulic head.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.


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