defluent

defluent

(ˈdɛfluːənt)
adj
formal running downwards
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Out of nine majors dams for electric power generation in the basin, three are used for water accumulation (Tres Marias, Sobradinho, and Itaparica); therefore, the rainfall that occurs in this drainage area controls the regulatory mechanisms of its defluent discharges in such a manner that when the water storage limit of the constructed dams and reservoirs exceeds the river water levels, there is a corresponding increase in the river discharge and flow velocity downstream.
Variations in the outflow during summer also control the cyanobacteria blooms that are washed out by the spill water defluent current.
when beside thy secret source, Remembrance points the mighty course Thy defluent waters keep; Advancing, with perpetual flow, Through banks still widening as they go, To mingle with the deep