dependent drainage

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de·pen·dent drain·age

drainage from the lowest part and into a receptacle at a level lower than the structure being drained.
Synonym(s): downward drainage
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de·pen·dent drain·age

(dĕ-pen'dĕnt drān'ăj)
Drainage from the lowest part and into a receptacle at a level lower than the body structure being drained.
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where [DELTA][theta] is the change in the soil volumetric water content ([m.sup.3] [m.sup.-3]), L is soil depth (m), I is irrigation water depth (m), D is downward drainage water depth (m), and ET is evapotranspiration from the soil and plants (m).
The relative split between upward and downward drainage in the press section was also mentioned as a possible contributor.