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The bed of this stream is made up of rocks, some very rounded (having had a longer life in the stream) and some not.
The bed of this stream is made up of rocks, some very rounded (having had a longer life in the stream) and some not.

A stream bed is the channel bottom of a stream or river or creek; the physical confine of the normal water flow. The lateral confines (channel margins) during all but flood stage are known as the stream banks or river banks. In fact, a flood occurs when a stream overflows its banks and flows onto its flood plain. As a general rule, the bed is that part of the channel just at the "normal" water line, and the banks are that part above the water line. However, because water flow varies, this differentiation is subject to local interpretation. Usually the bed is kept clear of terrestrial vegetation, whereas the banks are subjected to water flow only during unusual or perhaps infrequent high water stages, and therefore might support vegetation some or much of the time. Download high resolution version (1280x960, 369 KB)A shallow creek Taken by fir0002 File links The following pages link to this file: Stream Stream bed User:Fir0002/Fir0002 gallery Categories: GFDL images ... Download high resolution version (1280x960, 369 KB)A shallow creek Taken by fir0002 File links The following pages link to this file: Stream Stream bed User:Fir0002/Fir0002 gallery Categories: GFDL images ... Running Stream The primary meaning of stream is a body of water, confined within a bed and banks and having a detectable current. ... For the Second World War frigate class, see River class frigate The Murray River in Australia A river is a large natural waterway. ... Look up Flood in Wiktionary, the free dictionary A flood (in Old English flod, a word common to Teutonic languages; compare German Flut, Dutch vloed from the same root as is seen in flow, float) is an overflow of water, an expanse of water submerging land, a deluge. ... Flood Plain along Lynches River Johnsonville, South Carolina Showing high water mark on tupelo and cypress trees In geography, a flood plain is a plain formed of sediment, typically dropped by a river. ... Look up Channel in Wiktionary, the free dictionary In general, channel refers to the path between two endpoints. ...


The descriptive terms right bank and left bank always apply from the perspective of looking downstream (in the direction the current is going). A current is a movement or flow of fluids, especially water in a river or ocean. ...


The nature of any stream bed is always a function of the flow dynamics and the local geologic materials influenced by that flow. With small streams in mesophytic regions, the nature of the stream bed is strongly responsive to conditions of precipitation runoff. Where natural conditions of either grassland or forest ameliorate peak flows, streambeds are stable, possibly rich with organic matter, and exhibit minimal scour. These streams support a rich biota. Where conditions produce unnatural levels of runoff, such as occurs below roads, the streambeds will exhibit a greater amount of scour, often down to bedrock, and banks may be undercut. This process greatly increases watershed erosion and results in thinner soils upslope from the stream bed as the channel adjusts to the increase in flow. A labelled photomicrograph of a transection through a Prunus leaf (a typical mesophyte) Mesophytes are terrestrial plants which are adapted neither for a particularly dry or particularly wet environment. ... Run-off or runoff may refer to one of the following. ... An Inner Mongolia Grassland. ... A dense growth of softwoods (a forest) in the Sierra Nevada Range of Northern California A forest is an area with a high density of trees (or, historically, an area set aside for hunting). ...


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