Definition of Terms

There is a lot of technical terms on the Rivers and Streams website. This page is designed to help navigate and define these words and phrases. Use the line below to skip to a certain letter.
Particulate matter, less than 2 mm in diameter and includes sand, silt, clay, and fine organic material.
Area adjoining a water body that becomes inundated during periods of overbank flooding and that is given rigorous legal definitions in regulatory programs. The land bordering a stream channel that is formed by alluvial deposition.
The movement of water from one location to another. See discharge.