Depression storage

What is Depression storage?

Depression storage meaning The runoff entering stream channels promptly after rainfall or snowmelt. Superposed on base runoffit forms the bulk of the hydrograph of a flood.See also surface runoff. The terms base runoff and direct runoff are time classifications of runoff. The terms ground-water runoff and surface runoff are classifications according to source.

 

reference: USGS – Water Basics Glossary