Stream

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A stream is a body of water with surface water flowing within the bed and banks of a channel.wikipedia
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Stream bed

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A stream is a body of water with surface water flowing within the bed and banks of a channel.
A stream bed or streambed is the channel bottom of a stream or river, the physical confine of the normal water flow.

River

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Long large streams are usually called rivers.
Small rivers can be referred to using names such as stream, creek, brook, rivulet, and rill.

Body of water

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A stream is a body of water with surface water flowing within the bed and banks of a channel.
A body of water does not have to be still or contained; rivers, streams, canals, and other geographical features where water moves from one place to another are also considered bodies of water.

Riparian zone

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The biological habitat in the immediate vicinity of a stream is called a riparian zone.
A riparian zone or riparian area is the interface between land and a river or stream.

Bank (geography)

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A stream is a body of water with surface water flowing within the bed and banks of a channel.
In limnology (the study of inland waters), a stream bank or river bank is the terrain alongside the bed of a river, creek, or stream.

Ford (crossing)

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A ford is a shallow place with good footing where a river or stream may be crossed by wading, or inside a vehicle getting its wheels wet.

Habitat

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The biological habitat in the immediate vicinity of a stream is called a riparian zone.
Fresh water habitats include marshes, streams, rivers, lakes, and ponds, and marine habitats include salt marshes, the coast, the intertidal zone, estuaries, reefs, bays, the open sea, the sea bed, deep water and submarine vents.

Channel (geography)

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A stream is a body of water with surface water flowing within the bed and banks of a channel.
A stream channel is the physical confine of a stream (river) consisting of a bed and stream banks.

Creek (tidal)

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A tidal creek, tidal channel, or estuary is the portion of a stream that is affected by ebb and flow of ocean tides, in the case that the subject stream discharges to an ocean, sea or strait.

Tributary

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A tributary or affluent is a stream or river that flows into a larger stream or main stem (or parent) river or a lake.

Bourne (stream)

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A bourne is an intermittent stream, flowing from a spring.

Jones Falls

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The Jones Falls is a 17.9 mi stream in Maryland.

Kill (body of water)

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A kill is a body of water, most commonly a creek, but also a tidal inlet, river, strait, or arm of the sea.

River bifurcation

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River bifurcation (from furca, fork) occurs when a river flowing in a single stream separates into two or more separate streams (called distributaries) which continue downstream.

Spring (hydrology)

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In some cases entire creeks seemingly disappear as the water sinks into the ground via the stream bed.

Shoal

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They can develop where a stream, river, or ocean current promotes deposition of sediment and granular material, resulting in localized shallowing (shoaling) of the water.

Floodplain

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A floodplain or flood plain is an area of land adjacent to a stream or river which stretches from the banks of its channel to the base of the enclosing valley walls, and which experiences flooding during periods of high discharge.

Lake

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Lakes can be contrasted with rivers or streams, which are usually flowing.

Stream gradient

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Stream gradient is the grade measured by the ratio of drop in elevation of a stream per unit horizontal distance, usually expressed as meters per kilometer or feet per mile.

Flood

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Stream crossings are where streams are crossed by roads, pipelines, railways, or any other thing which might restrict the flow of the steam in ordinary or flood conditions.
Floods occur in all types of river and stream channels, from the smallest ephemeral streams in humid zones to normally-dry channels in arid climates to the world's largest rivers.

River source

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The source, or headwaters, of a river or stream is the farthest place in that river or stream from its estuary or confluence with another river, as measured along the course of the river.

Waterfall

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A waterfall is an area where water flows over a vertical drop or a series of steep drops in the course of a stream or river.

Streamflow

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Streamflow, or channel runoff, is the flow of water in streams, rivers, and other channels, and is a major element of the water cycle.

Upland and lowland

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In freshwater ecology, upland rivers and streams are the fast-flowing rivers and streams that drain elevated or mountainous country, often onto broad alluvial plains (where they become lowland rivers).

Stream pool

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A stream pool, in hydrology, is a stretch of a river or stream in which the water depth is above average and the water velocity is below average.