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anabranch

(ˈɑːnəˌbrɑːntʃ)
n
(Physical Geography) a stream that leaves a river and enters it again further downstream
[C19: from ana(stomosing) branch]
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The priority wetlands identified for further investment cover 458 hectares of wetlands and 50 kilometres of anabranches, with an associated 7362 hectares of floodplain that will benefit, spanning 440 kilometres of the river.
On maps of modelled natural flow events on the lower Goulburn, flow is a mottled patchwork of shades of grey colouring the main channel, anabranches, river banks, floodplains, and wetlands, amidst a blank canvas of white: the surrounding plains (including farmland).
The TCNQ molecular vaporized would react with silver on the surface of NPs and form the needle like anabranches on the top of SiNWs.
Most sub-regions do not have lakes and ponds, and therefore have quite a monotonous landscape, compared to Nhecolandia, Rio Negro (part of Aquidauana) and Abobral, which present high diversity of habitats, such as brackish and fresh water ponds, seasonal streams, floodplain channels and ancient river beds ("corixos") and anabranches.