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The channel through which a natural stream of water runs or used to run.


(Physical Geography) the bottom of a stream



the channel in which a stream flows or formerly flowed.
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Noun1.streambed - a channel occupied (or formerly occupied) by a streamstreambed - a channel occupied (or formerly occupied) by a stream
bed, bottom - a depression forming the ground under a body of water; "he searched for treasure on the ocean bed"
dry wash, wash - the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)
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The live stream channel will then automatically change based on the schedule.
Through design and reconstruction, a portion of the river was relocated and the stream channel reclaimed in order to provide the same approximate conditions as those before mining began.
Streams are said to be in equilibrium when the volume of water is enough to transport the available sediment without it building up in the channel (known as aggradation) or cutting down the stream channel bed (known as degradation).
The water depths and velocities are significant on stream channel hydraulics (Yen 2002).
3 cm in length) moving downslope (15-20[degrees] incline) in the dry stream channel and climbing over cobbles >10 cm in diameter as it went.
Because of their unique training and background, ASABE members are at the forefront of understanding stream Channel processes.
Made up of a mixed habitat that includes a seasonal stream and pond, initial hydrologic work on the wetlands project included stream channel restoration, stream channel elevation adjustments, a stream bank design that represents a typical seasonal stream landform, and the introduction of treated water upstream into the system.
Washington, January 22 (ANI): Recent collaborative studies of stream channel offsets along the San Andreas Fault by researchers has revealed new information about fault behavior, which could affect how we understand the potential for damaging earthquakes.
The Billings Creek stream channel is known for its native brook (Salvelinus fontinalis) and non-native brown (Salmo trutta) trout populations that occupy the stream's cold, flowing waters.
On subsequent projects, however, I have come to appreciate the inherent energy of fast-running water, and we have had to compromise in some areas where the stream channel and SUDS design was under threat of erosion".
The centre underwent great changes last year, with the creation of a new stream channel area, reedbed and a Close Encounters exhibit.
Around the time of World War II buildup, the Beaver Creek estuary and lower stream channel were extensively modified and straightened to accommodate wartime activities.