Surface runoff

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Runoff flowing into a stormwater drain

Surface runoff is the excess water that flows over land when the soil below it is flooded. This is a big part of the water cycle.[1][2] This a prime cause for soil erosion and degradation of soil.

References[change | change source]

  1. Robert E. Horton, The Horton Papers (1933)
  2. Keith Beven, Robert E. Horton's perceptual model of infiltration processes, Hydrological Processes, Wiley Intersciences DOI 10:1002 hyp 5740 (2004)