ephemeral stream


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ephemeral stream

[ə′fem·ə·rəl ′strēm]
(hydrology)
A stream channel which carries water only during and immediately after periods of rainfall or snowmelt.
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Wall for their assistance in sampling under less-than-ideal circumstances in these ephemeral stream watersheds during the monsoon rains.
The high concentration of magnetic sands (up to 20%) found at two beaches in 1998-99 appears not to be related to the ephemeral streams that cross the beach but more likely the result of the erosion of bluffs during high lake levels in 1998-99.
They concluded that for ephemeral streams, the watershed area is the most useful parameter for predicting the hydraulic response to precipitation.
The course brings aspens, sage and ephemeral streams into play and allows the natural landscape to dictate the flow of play.