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Generic Names for Streams



Is it a creek, a run, a stream, or a brook? Or something else entirely? Across the contiguous United States, people use different names to describe small bodies of running water. Derek Watkins made this map showing the toponyms used in different regions. Click on the first link to view a larger version.

Larger Image and Blog Post -via Obsidian Wings

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People use "creek" everywhere. If you read the fine print, both "creek" and "river" were colored grey to make the less common words more visible.
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