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Glossary of Selected Hydrologic and Water Quality Terms


This glossary has been prepared so that persons involved in multidisciplinary water resources may have a common source for the definition of terms frequently used in hydrologic matters. This revision includes a separate section of water quality terms (the blue pages), since those persons even indirectly involved with water quality find that the technical language is strewn with terminology from many of the traditional fields of study, e.g., chemistry, microbiology, and sanitary engineering. By placing these terms in a single document it is hoped a useful reference will be provided to those with an interest in water quality and/or hydrology.

Special appreciation is extended by the authors to JoAnn Abe and Paula Johnson, who enabled the compilation of this volume on computer storage. This will greatly simplify future updating of the Glossary.

Users who would like to suggest additions or corrections to the Glossary are encouraged to contact the Institute.

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