DischargeIn hydrologic terms, the rate at which water passes a given point. Discharge is expressed in a volume per time with units of L3/T. Discharge is often
used interchangeably with streamflow.Discharge CurveIn hydrologic terms, a curve that expresses the relation between the discharge of a stream or open conduit at a given location and the stage or elevation
of the liquid surface at or near that location. Also called Rating Curve and Discharge Rating Curve.Discharge TableIn hydrologic terms,
1. A table showing the relation between two mutually dependant quantities or variable over a given range of magnitude.
2. A table showing the relation between the gage height and the discharge of a stream or conduit at a given gaging station. Also called a Rating Table. Equilibrium Surface DischargeIn hydrologic terms, the steady rate of surface discharge which results from a long-continued, steady rate of net rainfall, with discharge rate equal to net
rainfall rateLightning DischargeThe series of electrical processes by which charge is transferred along a
channel of high ion density between electrical charge centers of opposite sign. This can be
between a cloud and the Earth's surface of a cloud-to-ground discharge.Maximum Spillway DischargeIn hydrologic terms, spillway discharge (cfs) when reservoir is at maximum designed water surface elevation.Outlet Discharge StructureIn hydrologic terms, protects the downstream end of the outlet pipe from erosion and is often designed to slow down the velocity of released water to
prevent erosion of the stream channelPeak DischargeIn hydrologic terms, the rate of discharge of a volume of water passing a given locationStormwater DischargeIn hydrologic terms, precipitation that does not infiltrate into the ground or evaporate due to impervious land surfaces but instead flows onto adjacent
land or water areas and is routed into drain/sewer systems.
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