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Glossary of Stream Restoration Terms
362 definitions by Ecosystem Management and Restoration Research Program

AbatementAblationAcidicAcid RainAcreAcre-Foot (AF)Active Storage CapacityAerationAerobicAffluent (Stream)AfterbayAggradationAlgaeAlluvialAlluviumAnabranchAnadromousAngler-DayAquaductAquatic EcosystemAquatic HabitatAquiferAridArmoringArtificial RechargeAugmentation (of Stream Flow)Average Annual RunoffAverage Year SupplyAverage Year Water DemandAvulsionBackwaterBackwater PoolBank-Full Channel DepthBank-Full Channel WidthBank-Full DischargeBank-Full WidthBank StabilityBarBarrierBase FlowBed LoadBed MaterialBed Material LoadBed RoughnessBed SlopeBenthic InvertebratesBenthosBiotaBlowdownBogBoulderBrackish WaterBraided ChannelBraiding (of River Channels)Buffer StripCanalCanopyCascadeCatchmentChannelChannelizationClayClosed BasinCoarse Woody Debris (CWD)CobbleConfined AquiferConfluenceConiferConjunctive UseConservationConservation AreaConservation RecommendationsConservation StrategyContaminateContiguous HabitatCore AreaCreel Census SurveyCritical HabitatCritical Shear StressCrownCrown CoverCubic Feet Per Second (CFS)CulvertDebris FlowDebris TorrentDeciduousDecomposerDecompositionDeep PercolationDegradationDependable SupplyDepletionDikeDiscount RateDissolved Gas ConcentrationsDissolved Organic CompoundsDissolved Oxygen (DO)DitchDiversionDiversion ChannelDrainage AreaDrainage BasinDredgingDroughtDry WashEcologyEconomic DemandEcosystemEcosystem ManagementEddyEffluentEmbankmentEnergy DissipationEnhancementEnvironmentEnvironmental AnalysisEnvironmental Assessment (EA)Environmental ImpactEnvironmental Impact Statement (EIS)Ephemeral StreamsErosionEstuaryEutrophicEutrophicationEvaporationEvapotranspiration (ET)FillFinal Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)Flash FloodFloodplainFloodplain (100-Year)FlowFlow AugmentationFluvialFordForebayFryGabionGaging StationGallons Per Minute (GPM)Geographic Information System (GIS)GeomorphologyGlideGradientGrass / ForbGravelGray WaterGroundwaterGroundwater BasinGroundwater OverdraftGroundwater Prime SupplyGroundwater RechargeGroundwater Storage CapacityGroundwater TableHabitatHabitat Conservation Plan (HCP)Habitat DiversityHabitat FragmentationHardpanHard WaterHatch BoxHazardous MaterialsHeadwaterHeavy MetalsHydraulic GradientHydraulic RadiusHydricHydrographHydrologic BalanceHydrologic RegionHydrologic UnitHydrologyHyporheic ZoneIncised RiverInfiltration (Soil)InflowInstream CoverInstream FlowsInstream UseIntermittent StreamInvertebrate DriftIrrigation DiversionIrrigation EfficiencyIrrigation Return FlowKey WatershedLakeLandscapeLandscape DiversityLandscape FeaturesLandslideLarge Woody Debris (LWD)LeachingLeaf Area IndexLeveeLimiting FactorLimnologyLoadingLoticMacroinvertebrateMacrophytesMainstemMass MovementMaximum Contaminant Level (MCL)Mean Annual DischargeMeanderMeander AmplitudeMeander Belt WidthMeander LengthMean VelocityMesicMilligrams Per Liter (mg/l)MineralizationMoisture StressMorphologyMultipurpose ProjectNational Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)Natural FlowNet Water Demand (Net Water Use)Non-Point Source Pollution (NPS)NormalizationNormalized DemandNutrient DepletionOff-Channel AreaOff-Site EnhancementOutfallOxbowPathogensPeatPer Capita Water UsePerched GroundwaterPercolationPerennial StreamsPerennial YieldPermeabilitypHPhytoplanktonPoint BarPoint Source (PS)Point Source (PS) PollutionPollutantPollution (of Water)PondPool / Riffle RatioProbability of ExceedencePumped Storage ProjectRapidsReachRearing HabitatRearing PondRecharge BasinRecreational RiversRecreation-DayRecycled WaterReforestationRegime TheoryReservoir CapacityRestorationReturn FlowReuseRiffleRiftRiparianRiparian AreaRiparian HabitatRiparian VegetationRippleRiprapRiver ChannelsRiverineRiverine HabitatRiver MilesRiver ReachRiver StageRockRootwadRun (in Stream or River)RunoffSalinitySalinity IntrusionSalt MarshSaltwater BarrierSandScenic RiversScourSeasonal Application Efficiency (SAE)Secchi DepthSecchi DiscSecondary TreatmentSedimentSedimentationSeepageSewageSiltSiltationSinuositySlopeSlope StabilitySloughSnagSoft WaterSoluble MineralsSpawningSpillwayStable ChannelStoneStreamStreambank ErosionStreambank StabilizationStreambedStream ChannelStreamflowStream GradientStream MorphologyStream OrderStream ReachSubstrateSubsurface DrainageSuperfund ListSupply AugmentationSurface ErosionSurface SupplySurface WaterSurplus WaterSuspended SedimentSuspended Sediment LoadTailwaterTertiary TreatmentThalwegTidal FlatsTorrentTotal Dissolved SolidsTranspirationTributaryTurbidityUrban RunoffVelocityViscosityWashWashoutWastewaterWater ConservationWater ConservationWater Demand ScheduleWaterfallWater PollutionWater QualityWater ReclamationWater RecyclingWater RightWatershedWatershed ManagementWatershed ProjectWatershed RestorationWater YearWater YieldWeirWeir (Fish Trap)Wildlife TreeWild RiversWindfallWindthrowWoody Debris
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