Surface water definition

Surface water means all water which is open to the atmosphere and subject to surface runoff.
Surface water means water upon the surface of the earth, whether contained in bounds created naturally or artificially or diffused. Water from natural springs shall be classified as surface water when it exits from the spring onto the earth’s surface. [Section 373.019(21), F.S.]
Surface water means only those waters that are considered as 18 surface water under California law;

Examples of Surface water in a sentence

  • Surface water quality of nearby River (100m upstream and downstream of discharge point) and other surface drains at eight locations as per CPCB/MoEF&CC guidelines.

  • Surface water, is the water at or above the land’s surface, which is neither ground water nor contained within the unsaturated zone, including, but not limited to, the ocean and its tributaries, all springs, streams, rivers, lakes, ponds, wetlands, and artificial waterbodies.

  • Surface water present shall be determined by one of the field methods described in IS:2386/- (Part III).

  • Surface water on all paved areas shall be collected and/or routed so that it will not obstruct the flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic and will not create puddles in the paved area.

  • The contractor shall prepare and implement a groundwater and surface water protection plan in accordance with 401 KAR 5:037 (Ground Water), KRS 224.70-110 and 401 KAR 10:031 (Surface water) with the exception that hazardous waste or hazardous materials container volume is not limited to greater than 55 gallons or weight to 100 pounds.


More Definitions of Surface water

Surface water means a body of water open to the atmosphere and subject to surface runoff.
Surface water means inland waters, except groundwater; transitional waters and coastal waters, except in respect of chemical status for which it shall also include territorial waters.
Surface water means any water on the surface of the earth.
Surface water means water or natural precipitation temporarily diffused over the surface of the ground.
Surface water means water on the surface of the ground where water does not usually accumulate in ordinary watercourses, lakes or ponds.
Surface water means the water occurring on the surface of the ground.
Surface water means those portions of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior within the boundaries of Wisconsin, all lakes, bays, rivers, streams, springs, ponds, impounding reservoirs, marshes, water courses, drainage systems and other surface water, natural or artificial, public or private within the state or under its jurisdiction, except those waters which are entirely confined and completely retained upon the property of a facility.