obstructed stream

obstructed stream

[əb′strək·təd ′strēm]
(geology)
A stream whose valley has been blocked by a landslide, glacial moraine, sand dune, or lava flow; it frequently consists of a series of ponds or small lakes.
References in classic literature ?
He had scarcely turned his head about again, and it was still bent down, listening to the girl, when the stoppage ceased, and the obstructed stream of people flowed on.