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bankfull flow

bankfull flow The maximum amount of discharge (usually measured in m3/s) that a stream channel can carry without overflowing. Its frequency of occurrence varies between streams, from a few times each year to once every few years. The water height at bankfull discharge is referred to as the ‘bankfull stage’.

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bankfull flow

bankfull flow Maximum amount of discharge (usually measured in m3/s) that a stream channel can carry without overflowing. Its frequency of occurrence varies between streams, from a few times each year to once every few years. The water height at bankfull discharge is referred to as the ‘bankfull stage’.

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"bankfull flow." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Retrieved August 22, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/bankfull-flow