Surface water
Surface water

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Surface water

Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • list the types of springs, and how each type relates to a different geological setting

  • use hydrographs to distinguish overland flow and interflow from baseflow, and make inferences about the climate of an area

  • expain how various changes in land use in a river catchment will change the hydrograph of a river

  • distinguish the different types of reservoir construction, and decide whether a particular area would be suitable for a reservoir, suggest the most suitable type of dam for a site, and summarise the side-effects of constructing reservoirs.

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