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Flow of a River - Hydrology
Stream order (pg 2 of 2)

How does stream order relate to size? As Thomas F. Waters notes in Wildstream, a first order stream is a mere trickle, fishable only by kids. Fly-fishing anglers tangle their backcasts on second or third order streams. Wading anglers and canoeists share fourth and fifth order streams. Most U.S. streams sixth order or larger are dammed. The lower Mississippi, with large tows of barges and even ocean freighters rates tenth order.


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