braided stream

braided stream

[′brād·əd ‚strēm]
(hydrology)
A stream flowing in several channels that divide and reunite.
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Bull Creek, a braided stream flowing into the Merced River, spreads through a tumult of fallen trees and new and dying vegetation.
The sedimentary succession in the Chinji and Nagri formations of the Kohat Plateau (see sections 5 and 6) shows multistorey sandstone complex with sheet geometry, and suggest deposition during sheet floods in braided stream environments (Figs.
Braided stream and floodplain deposition in a rapidly aggrading basin: the Escanilla Formation, Spanish Pyrenees.
Since the braided stream covers most of the valley width, meander width ratios are extremely low (1 to 2, with an average of 1.
Leopold and Wolman (1957) developed a threshold between meandering streams and braided streams related to bankfull discharge.
Most recent workers agree the unit represents some type of fluvial depositional environment, such as "fluvial sheet gravels" (Meckel 1967), meandering stream systems (Mrakovich 1969) or braided stream systems (Mrakovich 1969; Mrakovich and Coogan 1974; Krissek and others 1986; Wells and others 1993).
Historically, the Canadian River was a large, braided stream, with dramatic fluctuations in flow, salinity and turbidity.
Its scenic repertoire is rich-boreal forests, braided stream meandering between willow-line banks, still ponds of dark water, sheltered valleys of spruce and shadow talus heaps and scree - but the landscape never raises its voice.
In distinctive and illuminating prose that is attentive to the rhythms of language and landscapes, Professor Savoy weaves together human stories of migration, silence, and displacement, as epic as the continent they survey, with uplifted mountains, braided streams, and eroded canyons.
searching for prey, while silvery braided streams wander
The trail had crumbled, the rest rooms were old and too small to serve the needs of the people, and there was resource damage on the east side: People had been walking into areas of braided streams, having picnics, leaving litter, all of which interrupted the hydrologic flow and affected the aquatic habitat.