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.
Think instead of a braided stream, with related species flowing into and out of genetic exchanges, while still retaining their own distinctive looks and behaviors.
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.
Since the braided stream covers most of the valley width, meander width ratios are extremely low (1 to 2, with an average of 1.1).
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.
At the heart of the book is a scene in which Bass and two researchers follow the wolves' tracks through the snow as they weave in and out of one another, sometimes curling off in explorations here or there but always returning to that "braided stream" of footprints.
The braided streams of oral history in contemporary communities, material culture, a close reading of historic texts, and ethnographic records come together to give voice to those who have not directly left their voices in the historic record.
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