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stream channel

[′strēm ‚chan·əl]
(geology)
A long, narrow, sloping troughlike depression where a natural stream flows or may flow. Also known as streamway.
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* Installation/Construction Stream-simulation culvert installation in Alaska requires several extra steps including a deeper excavation compared to traditional culverts and adding a nature-like streambed and streambanks within the culvert to make a seamless transition between (he simulated and natural channels.
Spatial variations of the sediment could result in the spatial changes of the streambed temperature.
As to not disturb the streambed and skew results, the samples were collected initially from the sampling site farthest downstream, near the lake, and then upstream toward the source.
"Streambed is a game changer," said Mike Kister, President and CEO of Acceleration Systems.
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Chen X (2004) Streambed hydraulic conductivity for rivers in South-Central Nebraska.
This is a transition from speculation about the size of streambed material to direct observation of it."
Working with University of Maryland Environmental Science and Technology professor Robert Hill and honors student Amanda Garzio-Hadzick, Pachepsky collected streambed sediments and surface water from three sites along Beaverdam Creek in Beltsville.
The basic thrust of those allowances is this: If you enter a river from public property, you can continue to float through privately owned land so long as any contact with the streambed or banks is necessary only to avoid obstacles.
PERCHED ON THE bank of a dry streambed, the canvas tent rusted in the light breeze.
Even as Anastasi shares interests with these others, though, the metaphor of the rock in the streambed points in another direction that differentiates him and perhaps unifies these aesthetic impulses, at least in his handling of them, and that is toward a kind of artistic anonymity, a denial of signature, a relaxation of authorial control.
The court also ruled that a streambed may be included in a lot's area for purposes of calculating lakeshore frontage.