Area where subsurface water, including both ground water and vadose water is discharged to the land surface, to bodies of surface water, or to the atmosphere.
The area or zone where groundwater emerges from the aquifer. The outflow maybe into a stream, lake, spring, wetland, etc.
The zone in which groundwater leaves the ground either as a spring or into a water body.
an area where groundwater emerges at the surface; an area where upward pressure or hydraulic head moves groundwater towards the surface to escape as a spring, seep, or baseflow of a stream
An area in which water is lost naturally from the saturated zone.
Compare? An area of land where there is a net annual transfer of water from the ground water to surface water, such as to streams, springs, lakes, and wetlands.
The area in which there is upward movement of groundwater and where groundwater is discharged from the soil surface. Groundwater escapes via springs, evaporation, transpiration and surface drainage (see also recharge area).
An area where groundwater moves toward or is delivered to the soil surface. Groundwater can flow into springs, or seeps; contribute base flow to streams; or provide supplemental water for plant use.
Region where ground water is moving toward, and generally appearing at the land surface or in a surface-water body.
An area where groundwater discharges, usually to a wetland or stream, and often at a sudden change in slope.
A location where groundwater flows back up to the surface, and may emerge at springs.
the part of the catchment where groundwater exits the surface as springs.
An area where groundwater comes to the soil surface. If the groundwater is saline, a saline seep can form in the discharge area.