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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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Textbook Problem

What is the highest-order stream in a selected drainage basin called?

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The name of the highest-order stream in a selected drainage basin.

Explanation

The streams of the as drainage basins are given specific orders. The stream ordering is done in such a way that the smallest individual channels that join to form another bigger channel are categorized under the first order streams.

In other words, first-order streams are the smallest perennial channels within a drainage basin, yet they are clear on large-scale topographic maps...

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