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1. The runoff from melting snow.
2. A period or season when such runoff occurs: streams that flood during snowmelt.


(Physical Geography) water produced by the melting of snow



1. water from melting snow.
2. the amount of such water.
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However, flood warnings may be issued where rainfall and snowmelt combine to create a locally greater risk of flooding, primarily to areas of agricultural land.
In his request to federal officials, Tester highlights the added strain that snowfall puts on agriculture operations and the need to work proactively to prevent flooding from future snowmelt.
The Natural Resource Conservation Service, in its latest report, notes that April 1 "often signals (the) end of the snow accumulation season and the beginning of the spring snowmelt in earnest" in Oregon.
Most of the runoff in Kunhar Catchment is generated from the snowmelt which makes it more sensitive to climate change.
This is a critical function during heavy storms, rainfalls or rapid snowmelt.
Hydrological flow forecasting used precipitation-runoff modeling in order to predict flow from anticipated precipitation events which included rainfall, snowmelt and groundwater runoff.
The snow packing the roof lies on snowmelt riding away and orating in the downspouts, every what is unbent and swept along and far below through sudsy tubs and steamy rooms trembling fibers are shushed in the grip of practiced hands.
Field measurements of snowmelt and soil moisture offer at most two months of warning.
They also measured the amount of snowmelt in the nesting plots at different intervals in the early spring.
The river was swollen by days of heavy rain and snowmelt coming off the Rocky Mountains, according to news channel CBC.
The report adds that climate change was affecting snowmelt and reducing flows into the Indus River, the main supply source.