What does surface water mean?

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  1. surface water(Noun)

    Water collecting on the ground or in a stream, river, lake, sea or ocean, as opposed to groundwater.


  1. Surface water

    Surface water is water collecting on the ground or in a stream, river, lake, wetland, or ocean; it is related to water collecting as groundwater or atmospheric water. Surface water is naturally replenished by precipitation and naturally lost through discharge to evaporation and sub-surface seepage into the ground. Although there are other sources of groundwater, such as connate water and magmatic water, precipitation is the major one and groundwater originated in this way is called meteoric water.

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  1. surface water

    Water found on the surface of the earth.

    Surface water is found on the surface of the earth (not underground or in the atmosphere), for example in rivers, seas, lakes, reservoirs, etc


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of surface water in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of surface water in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. James McFarlane:

    If we're not getting some Mother Nature-dictated time off out in the field, that probably means we're going to have a hard time finding surface water in the warmer months.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Humanity is only like the fresh water, not like an ocean that has saline water. But, remember that the world statistics show that only 0.3 % of 2.5% as all the fresh water on Earth is available as surface water.

  3. Hans Bauer:

    Due to limited surface water, prey densities are low, and lion densities are likely to be low, we may conservatively assume a density in the range of one to two lions per 100 square kilometers( 38.6 square miles).

  4. Carla Davidson:

    As far as impact to the environment, I think Pepsi is cleaning it up, and we’ll be working with them to prevent discharges like this from happening in the future, there was not a release to surface water that we know of, so that’s also a positive.

  5. Tom Painter:

    We are not out of the drought, but we are out of the surface water drought, the groundwater that we have pumped so massively over the last several years during the drought to compensate for the lack of snowfall? It takes a long time for that to replenish. And so we need a lot of years like this to replenish that groundwater.

Images & Illustrations of surface water

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