the average length of time during which a substance, a portion of material, or an object is in a given location or condition, such as adsorption or suspension.
... the degradation of water quality by any process that changes ambient water temperature.
an area or ridge of land that separates wa ters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas.
Consumptive water use
water removed from available supplies without return to a water resource system (e.g., water used in manufacturing, agriculture, and food preparation that is not returned to a stream, river, or water treatment plant).
Any process that removed the excess salt and other minerals from water in order to obtain fresh water suitable for animals consumption or irrigation