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Related to intermittent stream: Ephemeral stream
intermittent stream[¦in·tər¦mit·ənt ′strēm]
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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