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Glossary of River Terminology
418 definitions by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

AbatementAblationAbrasionAcidicAcid RainAcreAcre-Foot (AF)Active Storage CapacityAerationAerobicAffluent (Stream)AfterbayAggradation (Aggrade)AlgaeAlluvialAlluviumAnabranchAnadromousAngler-DayAquaductAquatic EcosystemAquatic HabitatAquiferAridArmoringArtificial DischargeAugmentation (of Stream Flow)Average Annual RunoffAverage Yearly SupplyAverage Year Water DemandAvulsionBackwaterBackwater PoolBank-Full Channel DepthBank-Full Channel WidthBank-Full DischargeBank-Full WidthBank StabilityBarBarrierBase FlowBase LevelBedBed LoadBed MaterialBed Material LoadBed RoughnessBed Scarp (or Nick Point)Bed SlopeBenthic InvertebratesBenthosBest Management Practice (BMP)BiotaBlowdownBogBoulderBrackish WaterBraided ChannelBraiding (of River Channels)Buffer StripButt EndCanalCanopyCascadeCatchmentCavingChannelChannelizationCheck DamClayClosed BasinCoarse Woody Debris (CWD)CobbleConfined AquiferConfluenceConiferConjunctive UseConservationConservation AreaConservation RecommendationsConservation StrategyContaminateContiguous HabitatCore AreaCreel Census SurveyCritical HabitatCritical Shear StressCrownCrown CoverCubic Feet Per Second (CFS)CulvertCut BankCut OffDaylightDeadmanDebris FlowDebris TorrentDeciduousDecomposerDecompositionDeep PercolationDegradation (Degrade)Dependable SupplyDepletionDike (Groin, Spur, Jetty, Deflector, Boom)DischargeDiscount RateDissolved Gas ConcentrationsDissolved Organic CompoundsDissolved Oxygen (DO)DitchDiversionDiversion ChannelDominant DischargeDrainage AreaDrainage BasinDredgingDroughtDry WashEcologyEconomic DemandEcosystemEcosystem ManagementEddy CurrentEffluentEmbankmentEnergy DissipationEnhancementEnvironmentEnvironmental AnalysisEnvironmental Assessment (EA)Environmental ImpactEnvironmental Impact Statement (EIS)Ephemeral StreamsErosionEstuaryEutrophicEutrophicationEvaporationEvapotranspiration (ET)Evapotranspiration of Applied Water (ETAW)FailureFillFilter FabricFinal Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)Flash FloodFlood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM)FloodplainFloodplain (100-Year)Flood StageFloodwayFlowFlow AugmentationFluvialFordForebayFryGabionGaging StationGallons Per Minute (GPM)Geographic Information System (GIS)GeomorphologyGlideGrade Control StructureGradientGrass / ForbGravelGray WaterGreenbeltGroundwaterGroundwater BasinGroundwater FlowGroundwater OverdraftGroundwater Prime SupplyGroundwater RechargeGroundwater Storage CapacityGroundwater TableHabitatHabitat Conservation Plan (HCP)Habitat DiversityHabitat FragmentationHardpanHard WaterHatch BoxHazardous MaterialsHeadcutHeadcuttingHeadwaterHeavy MetalsHungry WaterHydraulic GradientHydraulic RadiusHydricHydrographHydrologic BalanceHydrologic RegionHydrologic UnitHydrologyHyporheic ZoneImpermeable ChannelIncised River (Channel)Infiltration (Soil)InflowInstream CoverInstream FlowsInstream UseIntermittent StreamInvertebrate DriftIrrigation DiversionIrrigation EfficiencyIrrigation Return FlowKey WatershedKeyway (Key)LakeLandscapeLandscape DiversityLandscape FeaturesLandslideLarge Woody Debris (LWD)LeachingLeaf Area IndexLeveeLiftsLimiting FactorLimnologyLoadingLongitudinal ProfileLoticMacroinvertebrateMacrophytesMain StemMass 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)Nick PointNon-Cohesive SoilNon-Point Source Pollution (NPS)NormalizationNormalized DemandNutrient DepletionOff-Channel AreaOff-Site EnhancementOutfallOverbank FlowOxbowPathogensPeatPer Capita Water UsePerched GroundwaterPercolationPerennial StreamsPerennial YieldPermeabilitypHPhytoplanktonPipingPoint BarPoint Source (PS)Point Source (PS) PollutionPollutantPollution (of Water)PondPoolPool / Riffle RatioProbability of ExceedencePumped Storage ProjectRapidRapid DrawdownReachRearing HabitatRearing PondRecharge BasinRecreational RiversRecreation-DayRecycled WaterReforestationRegime TheoryRestorationReturn FlowReuseRevetmentRiffleRiftRill ErosionRiparianRiparian AreaRiparian HabitatRiparian VegetationRippleRiprapRiver ChannelsRiverineRiverine HabitatRiver MilesRiver ReachRiver StageRockRootwadRun (in Stream or River)RunoffSalinitySalinity IntrusionSalt MarshSaltwater BarrierSandScenic RiversScourSeasonal Application Efficiency (SAE)Secchi DepthSecchi DiscSecondary TreatmentSedimentSedimentationSediment LoadSeepageSetbackSewageShearSheet ErosionSiltSiltationSinuositySlopeSlope StabilitySloughSloughing (or Sloughing off)SnagSoft WaterSoil BioengineeringSoluble MineralsSpawningSpillwayStable ChannelStoneStreamStream BankStreambank ErosionStreambank Protection WorksStreambank StabilizationStreambedStream ChannelStreamflowStream GradientStream MorphologyStream OrderStream PowerStream ReachSubstrateSubsurface DrainageSuperfund ListSupply AugmentationSurface ErosionSurface SupplySurface WaterSurplus WaterSuspended Sediment LoadSuspended Sediment (Load)SwaleTailwaterTerraceTertiary TreatmentTextureThalwegTidal FlatsToeTop of BankTorrentTotal Dissolved Solids (TDS)Tractive ForceTranspirationTrash RackTributaryTurbidityUnravelUrban RunoffVelocityViscosityVortex RocksWashWashoutWastewaterWater ConservationWater Demand ScheduleWaterfallWater PollutionWater QualityWater ReclamationWater RecyclingWater RightWatershedWatershed ManagementWatershed ProjectWatershed RestorationWater YearWater YieldWave AttackWeepholeWeirWeir (Fish Trap)Wildlife TreeWild RiversWindfallWindthrowWoody Debris
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2016-06-19
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