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  Oxbow River and Stream Inc. - Stream Ecology: The Nature of Stream Restoration
Some believe that by simply protecting or acquiring a width of buffer adjacent to an impacted stream is adequate to allow it to naturally evolve to the highest potential.
Stream ecosystems are much more than geomorphic relationships and the riparian area is more that a simplistic calculation of belt width, meander pattern and watershed size.
The most common stream types, using the Rosgen Stream Classification, are very dependent upon a mature vegetated riparian zone to maintain a stable, and therefore functional, channel shape.
www.oxbowriver.com /Web_Pages/Stream_Ecology_Pages/Ecology_Theories/Ecology_T_Nature-of-Stream.html   (515 words)

  Source (river) - TheBestLinks.com - River, Stream, Tributary, Estuary, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Source (river), River, Stream, Tributary, Estuary, Spring (water), Confluence...
The source of a river, usually a spring, is the furthest point of a river from its estuary or confluence with another river.
Where a river is fed by more than one spring, it is usual to regard the highest as its source, the others being considered tributaries.
www.thebestlinks.com /Source___28__river__29__.html   (126 words)

 River and Stream Monitoring Programs-Surface Water
Illinois EPA conducts Facility-Related Stream Surveys consisting of the collection of macroinvertebrate, water chemistry, stream flow and habitat data upstream and incrementally downstream from municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facility discharges.
Intensive river basin surveys are conducted on a five-year rotational basis in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR).
Water chemistry and biological (fish and macroinvertebrate) data along with qualitative and quantitative instream habitat information including stream discharge are collected to characterize stream segments within the basin, identify water quality conditions, and evaluate aquatic life use impairment.
www.epa.state.il.us /water/surface-water/river-stream-mon.html   (917 words)

 Allegheny River Source Spring Area, Near Raymond, Allegany Township, Potter County, Pennsylvania (PA) PA49 49
Finding this head stream marker wasn't exactly what I had pictured when I had heard from several people that there was a sign at the source of the Allegheny.
The river goes through a little bit of a tortured area before becoming wild again after crossing the highway.
Since the walk upstream was usually in the woods, but near the creek bed, the way that I found the source spring was by noticing diminished volume in the sound of flowing water.
www.venangoil.com /alleghenysource.html   (1093 words)

  Source (river or stream) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The source of a river or stream may be a lake, a marsh, a spring, or a collection of headwaters.
The source is the farthest point of the river stream from its estuary or its confluence with another river or stream.
Where a river is fed by more than one source, it is usual to regard the highest as its source, the others being considered tributaries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Headwaters   (183 words)

 River and Stream Summary - River and Stream Information
A stream (also called a brook or a creek) is a natural flow of water that follows a more temporary path that is usually not in a valley.
When one stream or river flows into another, usually larger, stream or river, and adds its flow, it is considered a tributary of that larger river.
The world's longest river is the Nile in eastern Africa.
www.bookrags.com /sciences/biology/river-and-stream-ueob-03.html   (329 words)

 HighBeam Encyclopedia - river
River velocity determines quantity and size of rock fragments and sediment carried by the river.
River volume is affected by duration and rate of precipitation in the drainage basin of the river.
A river system may be enlarged by piracy, or the process by which one river, cutting through the divide that separates its drainage basin from that of another river, diverts the waters of the other into its own channel.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/r1/river.asp   (636 words)

 Glossary of Forest Related Terms
Recreational Rivers -- Rivers or sections of rivers that are readily accessible by road or railroad, that may have some development along their shoreline, and that may have undergone some impoundment or diversion in the past.
River miles -- Miles from the mouth of a river to a specific destination or, for upstream tributaries, from the confluence with the main river to a specific destination.
Wild Rivers -- Rivers or sections of rivers that are free of impoundments and generally inaccessible except by trail, with watersheds or shorelines essentially primitive and waters unpolluted.
www.streamnet.org /pub-ed/ff/Glossary/glossarystream.html   (4814 words)

 Lackawanna River Corridor Association
Its presence in a stream is an indication of sewage pollution, agricultural or urban non-point runoff.
The lakes of Susquehanna and Wayne counties, which are the source of the Lackawanna, are glacial in origin.
Other point source discharges such as acid mine drainage from some abandoned mines and storm drains from roads and parking lots are not currently regulated.
www.lrca.org /pages/publications/riverguide/pages/appendix.htm   (2901 words)

 Source of the Mekong River (Langcang Jiang)
Table 1 indicates that the discharge of Zayaqu measured in 1994 was 54.9 m3/s and that of Zanaqu is 10.6 m3/s whilst in 1999 the discharge of Zayaqu was 117.4 m3/s and that of Zanaqu is 32.3 m3/s.
The discharge of Gaoshanguxi was 9.55 m3/s and that of Gaodipu was 7.94 m3/s.
The source of Lancang Jiang is fed with melting water coming from the current glacier, of which area is 0.67 sq km, its geographical location is E 94 41 44 and N 33 42 31 and an altitude of the glacier tongue is 5224 meters above sea level.
www.shangri-la-river-expeditions.com /1stdes/mekong/mekongsource/IGSNRR2001.html   (3339 words)

 Streams and Drainage Systems
Streams carry most of the water that goes from the land to the sea, and thus are an important part of the water cycle.
Even though the velocity of the stream increases downstream, the bed load particle size decreases mainly because the larger particles are left in the bed load at higher elevations and abrasion of particles tends to reduce their size.
Because meandering streams are continually eroding on the outer meander bends and depositing sediment along the inner meander bends, meandering stream channels tend to migrate back and forth across their flood plain.
www.tulane.edu /~sanelson/geol111/streams.htm   (2441 words)

 What are some indicators of a healthy stream or river?
Streams with healthy plant communities, including trees, along their banks will tend to have lower temperatures than streams that are open to sunlight.
The hydrology of a river system, which is mainly determined by soils, geology, and land use, is a critical physical factor to aquatic life.
In streams where groundwater is the principal water source, stable flow patterns occur, characterized by low seasonal and daily fluctuations in discharge.
www.gtbay.org /faqhealth.asp   (497 words)

 Reviewed by: John Newberry
Source:  “River and Stream Ecosystems, Ecosystems of the World 22”
  In the U.S.A. the early science of stream ecology dealt mainly with fishery biology.
The main benefit is that the chapter tells where stream ecology is right now as a science.
iweb.tntech.edu /elmorgan/BIOL_6670_Stream_Ecology/Biol_6670_Critique_RCC_model_Newberry_Sp07.htm   (459 words)

 Stream Flow: The Importance of Reducing Excessive River Flows
This sediment alters the fragile aquatic habitat by "smothering" the bottom of the stream by filling in the pockets between the rocks and gravel of the stream bed that aquatic species depend upon.
At the other end of the spectrum of erratic flow is when the flow in the stream is reduced to extremely low or zero flows, which results in the degradation and/or destruction/loss of habitat.
Even with total control of pollution sources, the biological and physical attributes of the river cannot be fully restored without significant reduction in the impacts caused by the increased frequency, duration, and size of flows following storm events.
www.rougeriver.com /techtop/flow.html   (1163 words)

 What is a Stream?
As it is described in Maine laws, a "stream" is a complex concept, modified by many qualifying terms that help in regulating abuses and uses of it, but an actual stream is even more complicated than its legal definition suggests.
Streams are like the capillaries and blood vessels that connect to the major arteries, the rivers.
The length of a stream may be only a few feet from where it emerges until it joins another stream, or it may traverse hundreds of miles, from the mountains to the sea.
octopus.gma.org /streams/whatis.html   (708 words)

 Lessons on the Lake - Rollin' Down the River: Riverine Systems
Usually flood when the river overflows its banks during periods of flooding; this fact alone may be an important consideration in choosing to build in a floodplain.
A river or stream bottom may be composed of rock, gravel, cobbles, sand, or mud substrates.
The Tangipahoa River and the lands which surround it were heavily impacted by land use changes such as timber harvesting or clearing for pasture, subdivisions and roads.
pubs.usgs.gov /of/1998/of98-805/lessons/chpt4   (1179 words)

 USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The term "jet stream" is often used to refer to the rivers of wind high in the atmosphere - above about 20,000 feet - that steer storms.
Jet streams form along the upper air boundaries of large masses of warm and cold air.
While the term "jet stream" refers to high-altitude winds, meteorologists also talk about "low-level jet," which are high-speed winds that might be only a few hundred feet above the surface.
www.usatoday.com /weather/tg/wjstream/wjstream.htm   (266 words)

 Buffalo National River, A comprehensive vacation-planning guide to the Buffalo National River Country and the Arkansans ...
The Buffalo River, America's first national river, begins its 132-mile tumble down toward the White River in the upper Ponca wilderness, some of the most remote and rugged country in the Ozarks.
This stretch of the river is not suitable for floating, has little access and is mostly seen only be dedicated hikers.
But the river reaches the historic Boxley Valley and begins a peaceful meandering that stretches the length of the long, narrow break in the hills before it begins its magnificent sweeps around the high limestone bluffs for which it is famous.
www.buffalonationalriver.com   (715 words)

 Little River Books - Your Source for River Books!
Because the river was there for fur traders and Galena’s lead minors were able to move their goods to market, passenger steamboats, those romantic floating palaces, connected the river towns, lumbermen made fortunes floating pine logs to the south; and Minneapolis became the flour milling capitol of the world.
Each river community, from the Twin Cities to those located four hundred miles to the south, owed its economic existence to the Upper Mississippi River.” This book is a grand collection of historic facts, and comes highly recommended.
Sire was chief transportation officer for the Pierre Chouteau and Co. He was instrumental in the Upper Missouri River fur trade and often accompanied the supply boats to the posts of the Northwest.
www.littleriverbooks.com   (1085 words)

 Authena Open Source CMS & DRM :: Marrying Open Source Digital Rights Management (DRM) to Open Source Content Management ...
Open Source DRM may be the final frontier in liberating the control of content from media goliaths.
While open source is best suited to massive projects supporting objective functionality such as operating systems and complex applications, intellectual property which relies on the individual's vision, such as photographs, paintings, novels, songs, and poems, is often better encouraged by a DRM system which allows the creator to define the rights and be compensated.
Netjuke is an advanced Open Source (GPL licensed), cross-platform, multilingual, database-driven streaming media jukebox written in pure PHP 4 designed to empower both users and administrators with the tools needed to manage even extremely large collections of audio media.
www.authena.org   (4387 words)

 River Cruises, River Cruise, Riverboat Cruises, Riverboats, European River Cruises
Vacations To Go represents all of the major river cruise companies, and you will find the lowest river cruise prices here.
North American river cruises operate seasonally on intimate riverboats that visit charming riverside towns and on traditional ocean-going vessels that navigate deeper waterways such as Canada's storied St. Lawrence Seaway.
There are river cruises in other parts of the world as well, and riverboats are the most convenient way to visit magnificent cities and historical sites along European rivers, the Nile, the Amazon and the Yangtze.
www.rivercruise.com /?source=rhome   (165 words)

 Assabet River Stream Watch
The nutrients in this effluent (phosphorus and nitrogen) fertilize the river in the same way they nourish your lawn, causing a slimy mat of green duckweed and algae to cover the river in the summer.
With seven wastewater treatment plants discharging approximately twelve millions of gallons of treated effluent per day into the river, the contribution from these plants comprises from 80-100% of the river in the summer during low flow periods.
The sewered communities in the Assabet watershed are currently planning to upgrade their facilities to meet the expected stricter permit limits to be issued at the end of 2003.
www.assabetriver.org /streamwatch/howto_b.html   (474 words)

 osCommerce, Open Source Online Shop E-Commerce Solutions
It features a rich set of out-of-the-box online shopping cart functionality that allows store owners to setup, run, and maintain their online stores with minimum effort and with no costs, fees, or limitations involved.
osCommerce combines Open Source solutions to provide a free and open e-commerce platform, which includes the powerful PHP web scripting language and the fast MySQL database server.
osCommerce is the leading Open Source online shop e-commerce solution that is powered by a dedicated, strong, and ever growing community, and is released under the GNU General Public License.
www.oscommerce.com   (303 words)

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