Definitions for "INFLUENT STREAM"
stream or portion of a stream that recharges groundwater through the stream bottom because its elevation is above the groundwater table. (Compare Effluent stream.)
In hydrologic terms, any watercourse in which all, or a portion of the surface water flows back into the ground namely the, vadose zone, or zone of aeration
A stream that is contributing or losing water to the groundwater system (a "losing stream")