water from melting, snow.
the amount of such water.

1925–30; snow + melt1 Unabridged
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Evaporation vastly outpaces any rainfall, snowmelt or groundwater supply,
  reducing water volume and raising salinity.
The population is entirely dependent on glacier and snowmelt to irrigate crops.
Higher spring temperatures are causing the earlier snowmelt, and the timing of
  that melt influences the warming of the atmosphere.
Precipitation and snowmelt patterns also change, changing the frequency and
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