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7843Capacity buildingEfforts aimed to develop human skills or societal infrastructures within a community or organization needed to reduce the level of risk. .....
2407Capacity curveThe graph of the volume of reservoir, tank, etc., as a function of elevations. The capacity of a reservoir can only be defined with reference to some .....
4249Capacity of a wellThe rate at which a well will yield water......
3301Capacity statementIn designing irrigation canals a statement prepared for determining the capacity of each outlet and minor, taking off from a distributing canal......
9264Capacity, capacity development, capacity building Capacity - the skills, knowledge and resources needed to perform a function. Capacity development - the process by which individuals, groups, organisa.....
1834CapillarityThe action by which the surface of a liquid, where it is in contact with a solid (as in a capillary tube), is elevated or depressed......
988Capillary groundwater, or Fringe waterWater in the capillary fringe......
1838Capillary headThe difference between ultimate capillary lift and the actual position to which the water has been raised at any particular time......
1835Capillary intersticeAn interstice small enough to produce appreciable capillary rise......
1845Capillary migrationMovement of water through a rock or soil produced by the molecular attraction of the rock material for the water generated between the water molecules.....
1808Capillary moisture, or Capillary waterWater held by surface tension in the capillary spaces and as a continuous film around the particles, free to move under the influence of capillarity......
1833Capillary movementsMovements of soil moisture in any direction caused by capillary tension......
1846Capillary numberThe negative capillary pressure (capillary rise) determined by means of a capillarimeter for a soil with granular structure, expressed in a cm water c.....
1715Capillary pore spaceTotal space not occupied by solid soil particles and which holds water by capillarity......
1853Capillary poresSoil pores with diameters <0.05 mm. Water is held in these pores by capillary forces......
1716Capillary porosityThe ratio of the capillary pore space to the total volume of the soil or rock......
1825Capillary potentialThe work required to move a unit mass of water against capillary forces, from the free water surface to a specific point in a column of soil......
1842Capillary rise, or Capillary liftThe rising height of the water above the groundwater table due to capillary tension......
1847Capillary yieldThe quantity of capillary water in mm per day or in litres/sec/hectare, rising through a plane parallel to the phreatic surface, situated at a certain.....
9105Capital accountA term in use in India and Pakistan. Account that shows the investment on a work since its investigation and construction including expenses on subseq.....
9108Capital outlay, Capital cost, or OutlayThe total expenditure incurred on a work since the beginning of its construction, excluding cost of operation, maintenance and repairs but including c.....
3848Capping slab, Combined capping slab, Isolated capping slabA reinforced concrete slab built over the top of the foundation well/wells or at or near the bed level of the stream to support a pier. When the same .....
3632CapstanRevolving barrel worked manually or by power for winding in cable or mooring chain or other purposes......
1224Captive float, or Reefing floatA type of stream gauging float having buoyancy chamber that supports a canvas skirt having stiffening rings at intervals. The overall length of the fl.....
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