Stream FAQs:


Q: Is a stream a body of water with a current?

A: Yes, and confined within a bed and banks.

Q: Is a stream called a riparian zone?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a stream termed a torrent?

A: Yes, In full flood the stream may or may not be "torrential" in the dramatic sense of the word, but there will be one or more seasons in which the flow is reduced to a trickle or less.

Q: Is a stream used in Southern England?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a stream one that only flows for part of the year and is marked on topographic maps with a line of blue dashes and dots?

A: Yes.

Q: Are streams said to have a particular profile?

A: Yes, and beginning with steep gradients, no flood plain, and little shifting of channels, eventually evolving into streams with low gradients, wide flood plains, and extensive meanders.

Q: Are streams important as conduits in the water cycle?

A: Yes, and instruments in groundwater recharge, and corridors for fish and wildlife migration.

Q: Are streams perennial streams and are marked on topographic maps with a solid blue line?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a stream a critical factor in determining its character and is entirely determined by its base level of erosion?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a stream the tidal stream?

A: Yes, and the course of the seawater through the creek channel at low and high tide.

Q: Is a stream termed its drainage basin?

A: Yes, A basin may also be composed of smaller basins.

Q: Is a stream one which flows continuously all year?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a stream usually called a creek and marked on topographic maps with a solid blue line?

A: Yes.