Stream Capture

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stream capture

[′strēm ‚kap·chər]
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Stream Capture

 

(also stream piracy), the capture by one stream of the drainage of a nearby stream flowing in a higher set valley. The morphological characteristics of stream capture are a sharp turn in a stream and a current in the captured sector that sometimes flows counter to the slope of the terrain. Stream capture is common in mountains.