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que descarga como flujo subterráneo

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00:10 Feb 23, 2018
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Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / Groundwater study
Spanish term or phrase: que descarga como flujo subterráneo
Source text:

La recarga del depósito de aguas subterráneas del área proviene totalmente de la infiltración de aguas de lluvias.
El agua subterránea en el área fluye, desde las zonas topográficas altas hacia las zonas bajas de la planicie de la región y el Océano Pacífico.

El caudal de agua subterránea ***que descarga como flujo subterráneo*** hacia la planicie de la región y el Océano Pacífico, calculado en las inmediaciones de la cota # s.n.m.m. es de # millones de metros cúbicos anuales.

My try:
The deposit of groundwater in the area is directly recharged by rainwater seepage.
Groundwater in the area flows from high topographic areas down to the lower areas of the Regional Plain and the Pacific Ocean.

Groundwater flow discharging to the Regional Plain and the Pacific Ocean was calculated in the middle of elevation # masl, and it totaled # million of cubic meters annually. Additionally, availability of groundwater in the project area exceeds the population needs.
Lydianette Soza
Belize
Local time: 11:44


Summary of answers provided
4which discharges as seepage
TomWalker


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which discharges as seepage


Explanation:
We have an example of the hydrologic cycle here: Water falls onto the ground as precipitation; some of it infiltrates into the subsurface, now as groundwater; some of the groundwater flows down-gradient as subsurface flow (from higher elevations to lower elevations); at some point, when it reaches the lowland coastal plain or the ocean itself, the water flows out of the subsurface soils back onto the ground surface, as seepage. Under certain circumstances, the seepage flows may get more organized, & form a spring, but normally it will just be expressed as moisture coming out of the soil surface. This is sometimes because it encounters an impermeable surface, such as rock or clay or cemented soils; or it may be because the subsurface flow encounters a saturated zone that can't take any more moisture, so it gets kicked out as seepage.

TomWalker
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