Basic-stage flood series

What is Basic-stage flood series?

Basic-stage flood series meaning Successive division and rejoining (of riverflow ) with accompanying islands is the important characteristic denoted by the synonymous terms, braided or anastomosing stream. (Leopold and Wolman, 1957, p. 40.) A braided stream is composed of anabranches.

 

reference: USGS – Water Basics Glossary