USGS Storm Words: Discharge

Discharge: Is the volume of water moving down a stream or river per unit of time.

Detailed Description

The USGS has many missions before, during and after a major storm. Here is an explanation of a word we commonly use with our science.

Discharge: Is the volume of water moving down a stream or river per unit of time, commonly expressed in cubic feet per second or gallons per day. River discharge is the product of the velocity of the moving water and the cross sectional area of the 

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