Definition of Terms

 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.
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TermDefinition
Terrace:
A relatively level bench or step-like surface breaking the continuity of a slope.
Thalweg:
Path of a stream that follows the deepest part of the channel.
Tolerance:
Capability of an organism to endure to unfavorable environmental conditions.
Tributary:
Stream that flows into or joins a large stream.
Trophic:
Related to the process of energy and nutrient transfer from one level of organisms to another in an ecosystem.
Turbidity:
The relative clarity of a water body measured to the extent to which light penetrations in water is reduced by suspended materials.