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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Refuge habitats for fishes during seasonal drying in an intermittent stream: Movement, survival and abundance of three minnow species.
all waters subject to the ebb and flow of the tide, the territorial seas, and all interstate and intrastate waters and their tributaries, including lakes, rivers, streams (including intermittent streams), mudflats, sandflats, wetlands, sloughs, prairie potholes, wet meadows, playa lakes, natural ponds, and all impoundments of the foregoing, to the fullest extent these waters or activities affecting these waters, are subject to the legislative power of Congress under the Constitution.
Rincon J, Cressa C (2000) Temporal variability of macroinvertebrate assemblages in a neotropical intermittent stream in Northwestern Venezuela.
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A comprehensive mitigation program was developed to compensate for the unavoidable impact that would result from crossing intermittent streams. A 300-ft long retaining wall provided space so that an intermittent stream and sewer line could be relocated and a maintenance access road established.
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