Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Originated or augmented by melted snow: as, a snow-fed stream.
“Yosemite is famous for its spectacular, snow-fed spring waterfalls, but this year the flows have been stronger and have lasted longer because of a huge snowpack and unusually cool, wet conditions.”
“Warm summer temperatures coupled with turbulent, snow-fed rivers and streams "are not a good combination, but I wouldn't say we're doing anything differently this year," Gediman said.”
“As the climate has warmed over recent decades, high temperatures have arrived earlier on average, and a symphony of seasonal events along with them, from plant blooming dates to animal migrations to peak flow levels in snow-fed streams.”
“The Rio Grande begins as a clear spring and snow-fed mountain stream 3,658 meters (12,000 feet) above sea level in the Rio Grande National Forest, San Juan County, Colorado.”
“The Rio Grande begins as a clear spring and snow-fed mountain stream 12,000 feet above sea level in the Rio Grande National Forest, San Juan County, Colorado.”
“Mahon, a fit, silver-haired outdoorsman in his late 50s, has patrolled the high country of the Greenhorns for 20 years, driving and walking the maze of tracks and trails through the open oak and grassland country up into the southern Sierra itself, where snow-fed mountain streams tumble and big Jeffrey pines creak in the wind.”
“Otamangakau, the anglers bowl where fledgling streams enticed here mingle: moaning through the pumice tunnels roiling in the concrete tumbrel, spend their youth in sluggish flow; alpine children named like music – naive, enchanting Whakapapa comes resounding from its ski-slope, snow-fed quarters, Mangatepopo, soda waters, adding basso tones in concert from the cratered face of”
“Here is sanctuary, here is refuge, here where we are safe from the snow-fed winds, where our bowls are full of the tender grain and where later you and I like the blue herons moving down from the clouds will fall to bed and touch the ground, singing.”
“Villages, like Canillo, pictured here, climb like ivy up the steep mountainsides, skirting obstacles like snow-fed streams.”
“The columns crawl through a maze of giant corridors down which fierce snow-fed torrents foam under skies of brass.”
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