Term: Braided stream Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: A relatively shallow stream with many branches that commonly recombine and migrate across a valley floor. Braided streams typically form downstream of a glacier.  Swisseduc 

A stream that is characterized by a complex network of branches that continuously separate and reunite. Streams braid when they have a much greater sediment load than they can carry. Also called an Anastomosing Stream.  USGSGlaciers(ambiguous)