losing stream

syn. influent stream

Stream or reach of stream that is losing water to the ground, and contributes water to the saturated zone. The upper surface of such a stream stands higher than the water table or other potentiometric surface of the aquifer to which it contributes. (IGH)



UNESCO/WMO International Glossary of Hydrology (2nd revised ed., 1992)

Posted on February 20, 2014 .