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  Stream bed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
With small streams in mesophytic regions, the nature of the stream bed is strongly responsive to conditions of precipitation runoff.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stream_bed   (335 words)

 Stream Processes
Stream velocity is the speed of the water in the stream.
Stream velocity is greatest in midstream near the surface and is slowest along the stream bed and banks due to friction.
The ideal graded profile of a stream is concave upward: steeper near the head or beginning and flatter near the bottom or mouth of the stream.
www.columbia.edu /~vjd1/streams_basic.htm   (1550 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Stream channels transport sediments and water from headwaters to mouth, systematically depositing and eroding, abrading and breaking sediment particles during the transport process (Knighton 1982).
Stream channels and floodplains are built and maintained by erosion and deposition of sediments during high stream flows (Leopold 1994; Whiting 1998).
In streams, primary sources of this sediment are erosion of uplands, accelerated lateral erosion of streambanks, and downcutting of streambeds.
www.mostreamteam.org /gravel/gravel.html   (10586 words)

 What is a Stream?
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.
Many factors shape the character of a stream as it progresses from its headwaters to its mouth: the slope and current, the amount of water being transported, its temperature and water chemistry.
octopus.gma.org /streams/whatis.html   (708 words)

 Stream Processes
Since stream velocity is lowest (approaching zero) along the stream bed and increases toward the surface, the greater the rate of change of velocity near the stream bed the greater the shear stress applied to sedimentary particles lying on the stream bed.
Streams flowing between banks rich in clay and silt are deeper and narrower while streams flowing between banks poor in clay and silt are broad and shallow.
Streams that formerly fed as tributaries into the river may be cut off from the river by the broad levees.
myweb.cwpost.liu.edu /vdivener/notes/streams_geomorph.htm   (2882 words)

 Glossary of Forest Related Terms
Bed Material -- The sediment mixture of which a streambed, lake, pond, reservoir, or estuary bottom is composed.
Stream Channel -- The bed where a natural stream of water runs or may run; the long narrow depression shaped by the concentrated flow of a stream and covered continuously or periodically by water.
Stream gradient -- A general slope or rate of change in vertical elevation per unit of horizontal distance of the water surface of a flowing stream.
www.streamnet.org /pub-ed/ff/Glossary/glossarystream.html   (4806 words)

 Stream Habitat Types
In smaller streams of forested landscape, good habitat is associated with riparian canopy of at least 80% and a high component of conifers.
In streams as large as the NF Big, maximum pool depths greater than 4 feet may be a better indicator habitat condition.
Streams are arrayed by size: MF Caspar through Johnson are 2nd order, NF Caspar through West Chamberlain are 3rd order, Caspar through Chamberlain are 4th order, and the NF Big is 5th order.
www.krisweb.com /stream/habtyp.htm   (2683 words)

 Lecture: Stream fluvial processes, Dr. Rodrigue
Stream processes entail the erosion, transportation, and deposition of earth materials from the floor and bed of a stream's channel by channelized water.
Stream systems are highly dynamic, changing the balance of erosion, transportation, and deposition tasks constantly and rapidly, always trying to achieve a dynamic equilibrium among inputs into the stream and capacity to move them through.
A stream that, on average, balances its load with its capacity is said to be graded, and grade is the dynamic equilibrium towards which all streams adjust their activities and slope angles.
www.csulb.edu /~rodrigue/geog140/lectures/streams.html   (8771 words)

 10(y) Streamflow and Fluvial Processes
Streams are powerful erosive agents moving material from their bed and banks.
Stream discharge is at a maximum and sediment load is generally composed of finer materials.
Because of frictional drag, stream velocity is at a maximum at the center of the channel near the surface and a minimum near the bed and banks.
www.physicalgeography.net /fundamentals/10y.html   (1305 words)

 Channel Processes
The velocity of a stream, as much as any single factor, is responsible for determining the size of particles a stream can transport, as well as the way in which it carries the particles, or load (Larson and Birkland, 1994).
When streams drop below 4% gradient and their channels are unconfined, the energy of the stream drops and sediment tends to remain in residence for longer periods.
When a stream bed fills in as a result of bedload exceeding capacity it is said to be aggraded.
www.krisweb.com /hydrol/channel.htm   (1289 words)

 Classic Stream Problems; New Stream Solutions
Many stream problems are caused by sediment choking the stream channel or by runoff that's too excessive for the channel to carry.
Stream bank erosion problems are often caused as water is directed in to the bank by debris lodged in the channel.
Stream straightening is a practice that was used frequently in the past, but less frequently today.
www.mdc.mo.gov /fish/streams/classic   (1254 words)

 Kawa Stream Description
Stream flow emerging from the hau is directed around the houses on Kumakua Place between two parallel hollow-tile walls.
The upper cataract on Kawa Stream (central branch) is over-grown with grasses and impatiens.
Stream flow from below the cataract is steady but weak through a steep sided gulch covered in Java plum and numerous juvenile cinnamon trees (Cinnamomum sp.) on one side; and mostly banana (Musa x paradisiaca) behind houses and yards on the other.
www.pixi.com /~isd/KawaStr.html   (1191 words)

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Streams can be thought of as a sediment transport system that attempts to maintain an equilibrium, a balance between load and capacity.
Where bed load is much greater than suspended load, the channel form is often braided, with lots of small channels running down the coarse stream bed.
Since flood waters have high velocity in the stream channel itself, the capacity in the stream channel is increased, and the channel may be eroded during the flood (which, of course, will change channel shape and size).
www.ggy.uga.edu /courses/geog1111/stream.html   (1485 words)

 Stream Invertebrates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The mid-reaches of the stream are surrounded by grasses and shrubs, and the lower reaches of the stream are surrounded by a gallery forest.
Other factors that may affect the dispersion of stream invertebrates are patterns of stream flow and water temperature.
Floods also affect stream invertebrate populations because the fast moving water scours the stream bed.
climate.konza.ksu.edu /keep/sci_adventures/streams/4_streaminverts.htm   (1096 words)

 Bed (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A bed is a piece of furniture with a soft horizontal surface used primarily for sleeping.
Stream bed, a part of a channel in which a stream or river flows.
Garden bed or flower bed, a section of a garden or a plot in which flowers are planted.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bed_(disambiguation)   (211 words)

Eroded stream bank is a symptom of a bad stream channel; non-equilibrium channel.
Gravel bed load - the natural load of gravel and sediment moving downstream such that equilibrium (steady-state) is reached between arrival of new gravel and sediment from upstream and displacement of existing gravel and sediment in the stream bed and gravel bars to points further downstream.
Bankfull mark is top of the highest depositional feature (gravel or sand, whatever the stream deposits on point bars) in the channel; however, some scattered perennial vegetation may exist between the water and the bankfull mark, i.e.
www.uark.edu /depts/agronomy/west/3103/streammorphol.htm   (726 words)

 Aerobic Mineralization of MTBE and tert-Butyl Alcohol by Stream-Bed Sediment Microorganisms
The Laurens bed sediments were characterized by poorly sorted coarse sand with angular grains, 26 ± 1% water content (% of wet weight), and 0.8 ± 0.2% organic content (% of dry weight).
The Oasis bed sediments were characterized by fine-grained, organic-rich silt and clay, 66 ± 4% water content, and 17 ± 3% organic content.
Bed sediment microcosms were prepared within 2 days of sediment collection as described previously (14).
pubs.acs.org /cgi-bin/jtextd?esthag/33/11/html/es990062t.html   (2289 words)

 DuluthStreams - stream bed
Stream bottom (substrate) is the material on the stream bottom.
Most rocks on this type of stream bottom are between 2 and 10 inches (between a tennis ball and a basketball)
This kind of stream bottom is solid rock (or rocks bigger than a car).
www.duluthstreams.org /understanding/streambed.htm   (169 words)

 Reestablishing A Mobile Stream Bed, Lower Clear Creek Watershed, Shasta County, USA
Under the existing water management, flows are inadequate to mobilize the bed of the stream and to recruit gravel from flood plain sources.
From this canyon to the Sacramento River, the average stream gradient is 0.3%.
Namely, suitable stream bed habitat can be maintained by scheduling flow releases to insure stream transport of finer fractions through reaches used by salmonids to construct redds.
www.cal.net /~vfinney/ppaper1/ppaper1.htm   (2219 words)

 Stream bed and surrounding forest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Stream bed as seen from the west, looking east toward house (can't see house, too many trees).
More of the stream bed as it continues on.
This is full of water in winter and spring.
www.northernway.org /house/streambed.html   (161 words)

 The Stream Bed & Breakfast - Hockley Valley
The Stream Bed and Breakfast - Hockley Valley
Wake to birdsong and breakfast at treetop level.
"The Stream" is centrally located within easy driving distance of many of Southern Ontario's tourist attractions, one to two hour's drive from Lake Ontario to the south, Lake Huron (Georgian Bay) to the north, and Lake Erie (Niagara Falls) to the southwest.
www.streambb.com   (1057 words)

 Toronto Bed & Breakfasts-The Stream B&B,Orangeville,
The Stream' is only 40 minutes from Toronto, yet just 5 minutes from some of Canada's finest golfing, skiing, dining, hiking and biking.
Don't miss a soothing soak in the hot tub overlooking the stream, watch hummingbirds at their feeder.
Beautiful wildflowers in the spring; lush forests in the summer; spectacular leaves in the autumn; superb skiing in the winter.
www.bedsandbreakfasts.ca /the_Stream.htm   (264 words)

 TheInnkeeper.com Member: Stream Bed & Breakfast - A Bed and Breakfast in Orangeville, Ontario.
TheInnkeeper.com Member: Stream Bed & Breakfast - A Bed and Breakfast in Orangeville, Ontario.
""The Stream"" is attractively located on four acres of valley woodlands with winding pathways leading to the headwaters of the Nottawasaga River.
Our section is one of the hilliest and most scenic, with many footbridges and superb views across the Hockley Valley, guaranteed to take your breath away.
www.theinnkeeper.com /bnb/105307   (197 words)

 4 Stream Team News
Improved sampling techniques are needed to increase the accuracy of pebble count particle-size distribution measurements in gravel-bed streams.  Researchers Kristin Bunte and Steven Abt of the
Reducing operator bias leads to reduced variability between operators.  Samples from two operators that varied substantially in heel-to-toe walks were nearly identical when using the sampling frame.
Complete details can be found in:  Bunte, K., and S.R. Abt, 2001.  Sampling frame for improving pebble count accuracy in coarse gravel-bed streams.  Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 37(4): 1001-1013.
www.stream.fs.fed.us /news/streamnt/jan02/jan02_02.htm   (154 words)

 Rock Stream bed and breakfast & inns. Find the perfect Rock Stream B&B lodging on BedandBreakfast.com.
Find the perfect Rock Stream New York Bed and Breakfasts and Inns.
Lake House Bed and Breakfast - Rock Stream, NY A restored 1880's Victorian farmhouse 6 miles north of Watkins Glen on Seneca Lake's west side....
Also noted is the approximate distance from Rock Stream, New York.
www.bedandbreakfast.com /Rock-Stream-New-York.html   (113 words)

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