river piracy

river piracy

[′riv·ər ‚pī·rə·sē]
(aerospace engineering)
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The first modern river piracy episode, known at this time, happened last May in Yukon's Kluane Lake area.
Geologists have seen [evidence of] river piracy before, but nobody to our knowledge has documented it actually happening [within] our lifetimes,' explains Shugar, Assistant Professor of Geoscience at the University of Washington, Tacoma.
Geologists have seen river piracy, but nobody to our knowledge has documented it happening in our lifetime.