Moutain Creek in the Swiss Alps


A creek is a body of water with a current, confined within a bed and stream banks. Depending on its locale or certain characteristics, a creek may be referred to as a branch, brook, beck, burn, gill (occasionally ghyll), kill, lick, rill, river, syke, bayou, rivulet, streamage, wash, run or runnel.

Creeks are important as conduits in the water cycle, instruments in groundwater recharge, and corridors for fish and wildlife migration. The biological habitat in the immediate vicinity of a creek is called a riparian zone. Given the status of the ongoing Holocene extinction, creeks play an important corridor role in connecting fragmented habitats and thus in conserving biodiversity. The study of creeks and waterways in general is known as surface hydrology and is a core element of environmental geography.

Source: - 13.03.2012

Mountain Creek

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