Watercourse Defintions

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Stream/Channel Definitions

Watercourse(WC): any concentrated flow of water

 Stream(ST): a watercourse that existed historically and has a steady flow of water

 Modified Stream(MS): a watercourse that existed historically; has a steady flow of water but has been altered by man at some time in the past to better serve other uses

 Channel(CH): a watercourse that existed historically and has periods of intermittent or no water flow

Modified Channel(MC): a watercourse that existed historically and has periods of intermittent or no water flow, but has been altered by man at some time in the past to better serve other uses

Man-Made Channel(MMC): a watercourse that did not exist historically and has periods of intermittent or no water flow (also known as a Ditch)

Maintained Man-Made Channel(MMMC): a watercourse that did not exist historically, has periods of    intermittent or no water flow, and is maintained under an authorized government program

 


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Last updated: April 7, 2009.