Recent Examples of snowmelt from the Web
Most of the river’s floods happen during spring when rains combine with snowmelt.
In the rainy winter months, the reservoirs fill up—ideally—leaving space for the snowmelt to come in the summer.
During spring, snowmelt and rocks cascade down the slopes of Lille Malene mountain.
In the past, the city hasn’t been able to tap the river in the dry months because there’s little snowmelt to flush out the saltwater intrusion from the bay.
More rain and snowfall in warmer periods means faster snowmelt, which in turn leads to earlier filling of reservoirs, more uncaptured runoff, and consequently, worse winter flooding and summer shortages.
The National Weather Service said record flooding was occurring along the Kankakee following several days of heavy rains and snowmelt that have sent streams out of their banks from the Ohio River to Michigan and Wisconsin.
The weather service said record flooding was occurring along the Kankakee following several days of heavy rains and snowmelt that sent streams out of their banks from the Ohio River to Michigan and Wisconsin.
The snowmelt may lead to some ice jam flooding in the region, the Associated Press warned.
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Definition of snowmelt for English Language Learners
: water from melting snow that flows over the surface of the ground into streams and rivers
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