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A stream that is a source of a river.
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(Physical Geography) a stream that is the source or a source of a river
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a stream that is a source of a river.
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Noun1.headstream - a stream that forms the source of a river
stream, watercourse - a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
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Summary: Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] July 16 (ANI/NewsVoir): Headstream Technologies Pvt Ltd, a Chennai-based technology startup, has bagged the Leading Emerging Indian Company of the Year 2019 from the International Achievers Conference, a not-for-profit forum that works for the promotion of Indian businesses in global markets.
The Chambeshi is the most remote headstream of the Congo river, even though the Lualaba (in the DRC) is the largest source in terms of volume of water.
(2017) used multisource satellite observations along with an atmospheric moisture tracking model to show that recent grassland regeneration in the headstream of the Yangtze River over the TP can increase precipitation through local vegetation-precipitation feedback, which, however, does not compensate for the water loss because of enhanced evapotranspiration.
The change of land use in the area of watershed, especially at the headstream, do not only produce effect in the area where the activities happens, but also at the downstream in the form of fluctuation of discharge, sediment transport and dissolved material on the system of the other water flow.
A decrease in runoff from the headstream in mountainous areas has limited the downstream surface flow in the HRB [39-41].
The monsoon rains in Ethiopia that will feed the new dam come mainly during just three months, so by storing that water, the new dam will moderate and smooth out the flow of the Blue Nile, the 900-mile-long headstream. It will also generate huge amounts of electricity, the sale of which could finance much-needed development in Ethiopia " except that transmission lines to export the power are not yet being built.
The Ebola River, also commonly known by its indigenous name Legbala, is the headstream of the Mongala River, a tributary of the Congo River, in northern Democratic Republic of the Congo; it is roughly 250 km in length
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As guanxi's headstream, Confucianism is a complex system of social, cultural, political, philosophical and quasi-religious thought that holds tremendous influence throughout East Asia (Shin, 2012).
Chen, "Identification and prevention of important dangerous headstream affect construction safety in city construction," Construction Technology, vol.