Interflow

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interflow

The water, derived from precipitation, that infiltrates the soil surface and then moves laterally through the upper layers of soil above the water table until it reaches a stream channel or returns to the surface at some point downslope from its point of infiltration.

Although readily defined, interflow is difficult to measure and quantify.
Compare subsurface flow.

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