If there is a forceful flowing inward or coming in, you can say there is an influx. Every fall, the college town sees an influx of students and the population jumps 30 percent.

Although anything flowing inward can be called an influx, there are several things this word is commonly used to refer to: water, people, and cash. The dam burst, causing an influx of water to the already swollen river. You just managed to avoid the influx of people mobbing the store looking to be the first to buy the newest gaming system. Try to avoid a financial plan like this: once you win the lottery, you'll use the influx of cash to pay off debts.

Definitions of influx
  1. noun
    the process of flowing in
    synonyms: inflow
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    effluence, efflux, outflow
    the process of flowing out
    inpour, inpouring, inrush
    an inflow
    type of:
    any uninterrupted stream or discharge
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