Low-flow level

Updated on 13/07/2018
Sens commun

Period of lowest water levels in streams and groundwater (usually summer for rainfall regimes).

According to the Ministry for the Environment and AFB
Sens technique

Exceptionally low flow period of a watercourse, or exacerbation of its low water (sometimes assimilated to low seasonal flows). Low water is therefore considered to be a limited period in the year when the flows drop lower than a statistically calculated threshold value, function of each stream.

According to AFB
Thématiques associées
Review status
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