Movement of water through a porous medium, often used in the context of water movement from a groundwater system to surface water, or vice versa. For example, seepage of groundwater into a drainageway or seepage of water out the bottom of a canal or under a dam.
The appearance and disappearance of water at the ground surface. Seepage designates the type of movement of water in saturated material. It is different from percolation , which is the predominant type of movement of water in unsaturated material.
The movement of water into or through a porous material. Seepage occurs from canals, ditches, and other water storage facilities. It sometimes is used to describe water escaping from municipal landfill sites.
The slow movement of water through the pore spaces of a solid material. This term is also applied to a loss of water by infiltration through the bottom of a stream, canal, irrigation ditch, reservoir or other body of water.
The gradual movement of water into, through or from a porous medium. Also the loss of water by infiltration into the soil from a canal, ditches, laterals, watercourse, reservoir, storage facilities, or other body of water, or from a field.
(1) The slow movement of water into or out of a body of surface or subsurface water. (2) The loss of water by infiltration into the soil from a canal, ditch, lateral, watercourse, reservoir, storage facility, or other body of water, or from a field.
Liquid which moves slowly down through cracks, pores, and interstices of the soil. Leaky manure storages may allow manure to seep through the soil to the groundwater. Earthen basins and lagoons almost always have some seepage and, thus, should be lined carefully constructed to minimize seepage of manure into the soil. Seepage rates are usually expressed as flow volume per unit time.
(1) The slow movement of water through small cracks, pores, interstices of a material into or out of a body of surface or subsurface water. (2) The loss of water by infiltration into the soil from a canal, reservoir, or other body of water, or from a field. Seepage is generally expressed as flow volume per unit time. During the process of priming of canals, the loss is called absorption loss.
and concentrated subsurface drainage are indicated by springs, sag ponds, or moist areas on open slopes, and seepage sites along road cuts. The locations of these areas of concentrated subsurface flow should be noted on maps and profiles as potential sites of active, unstable ground. Chatwin and others, 1994.