watercourse

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[ UK /wˈɔːtəkˌɔːs/ ]
NOUN
  1. a conduit through which water flows
  2. a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
  3. natural or artificial channel through which water flows
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How To Use watercourse In A Sentence

  • These stones extend down the watercourse, over which water flows with the aid of a simple submersible pump.
  • On leaving this we dug a hole and let the remainder of the water into it, in the hope of its longer continuance, and halted after a long journey in a valley in which there was a kind of watercourse with plenty of water, our latitude being 28 degrees 21 minutes 39 seconds. Expedition into Central Australia
  • 'donga' or watercourse, and into this plunged a rabble of men, white and black, mules, horses, guns, and waggons. The True Story Book
  • A watercourse viewed primarily as an effluent carrier will be thought better able to tolerate further pollution.
  • River and watercourse levels rocketed which led to homes and businesses being soddened, 15 schools closed and the emergency services at full stretch.
  • Improvements were carried out to a watercourse to enable cattle to range across the common.
  • These giant worms live in clay soils close to watercourses in the Bass River valley, southeast of Melbourne.
  • Effluent discharges are often made inconspicuous by buildings or the frequent disappearance of the watercourse into culverts.
  • When water from a nearby active stream flooded into the dry watercourse, the nests and eggs, like those on the flats, were inundated with mud.
  • A watercourse viewed primarily as an effluent carrier will be thought better able to tolerate further pollution.
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