Surface water

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  • Surface Water
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  • Pertains to all water present above the substrate or soil surface including water contained in an ocean, river, stream, lake, pond, lagoon, or impoundment reservoir.
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  • Land Use/Land Cover
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Abstract from DBPedia
    Surface water is water on the surface of the planet such as in a river, lake, wetland, or ocean. It can be contrasted with groundwater and atmospheric water. Non-saline surface water is replenished by precipitation and by recruitment from ground-water. It is lost through evaporation, seepage into the ground where it becomes ground-water, used by plants for transpiration, extracted by mankind for agriculture, living, industry etc. or discharged to the sea where it becomes saline.

    水面(すいめん、 water surface)とは、水の表面のことである。 水面と書いて、古風な読み方では「みなも」「みのも」とも。

    (Source: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Surface_water)

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