intermittent stream


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intermittent stream

[¦in·tər¦mit·ənt ′strēm]
(hydrology)
A stream which carries water a considerable portion of the time, but which ceases to flow occasionally or seasonally because bed seepage and evapotranspiration exceed the available water supply.
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For example, the extent to which intermittent streams provide sourcehabitats that increase growth of populations will determine the importance of maintaining spatial connectivity with seasonally available habitats.
Dynamics of intermittent streams habitat regulates persistence of a threatened fish at multiple spatial scales.
Intermittent streams are unique habitats essential to the ecosystems of the southern Great Plains, a region of the United States where perennial streams are uncommon.
notatus, with numbers of fish taxa for intermittent streams in Texas ranging from six to 46.
Studies have revealed that pools in intermittent streams can be important refuges for fish and a source of potential colonists (Evans and Noble, 1979; Matthews, 1987; Schlosser, 1987).
Measures and graphics of the perennial and intermittent streams in the original and the derived networks are given in Table 6 and Figure 8, respectively.
The percentages of the perennial and intermittent streams are shown in brackets.
The new plan for what would be the fourth phase of the Spring Knoll development calls for 29 lots on the heavily treed parcel, which is interspersed with some meadows and has three intermittent streams running through it, according to documents submitted to the city.
The parcel is designated by the state as an area of critical environmental concern, with intermittent streams, wetlands and habitat for endangered species.
State waters include natural waterways such as intermittent streams, constantly flowing streams, lakes, wetlands and other bodies of water.
In general, the rules apply to any activities that remove or fill 50 cubic yards or more of material in state waters, which include all tidal and nontidal bays, the Pacific Ocean within state boundaries, constantly flowing and intermittent streams, lakes and wetlands, among other natural bodies of water.

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