Diffused surface waters are those waters on the surface of the ground that are of a vagrant character and follow no definite course. They are often referred to as runoff or sheet wash. They fail to establish an identity as a discrete body of water and are lost through evaporation, by percolation into the soil, or by flowing into an established watercourse. When diffused surface waters become part of a natural watercourse they lose their character as surface waters and come under the rules governing watercourses; when they percolate into the soil they come under the rules governing percolating ground water. Flood water that spills over the banks of a watercourse and flows in a diffused manner over the flood plain is viewed in some states as diffused water and in other states as fugitive water from a watercourse.
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Ronald W. Tank
- Springer US
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