from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The water from which a river rises; a source. Often used in the plural.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The source (and the initial part) of a stream
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The source and upper part of a stream; -- commonly used in the plural.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the upper tributaries of a river: usually in the plural. Also used adjectively.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the source of a river
The river's future flows may be greatly diminished because of climate change affecting weather patterns in headwater areas.
More than four decades since King's letter and the Kentucky movement to abolish strip-mining, Kentuckians and the nation have watched as close to 300 mountains and nearly 600,000 acres of hardwood forests, and hundreds of miles of headwater streams, have been irreversibly destroyed by mountaintop removal strip mining.
Local residents, Sierra Club, and our allies working to protect a headwater stream in the beautiful Apple River watershed from being converted to a manure storage lagoon have won a major victory with Illinois EPA's denial of an essential permit for the project.
Local residents, Sierra Club, and our allies working to protect a headwater stream in the beautiful Apple River watershed from being converted to a manure storage lagoon have won a major victory.
Mountaintop removal is devastating to our mountains, our economy, and our communities, and HR 1310 will reverse a devastating Bush Administration rule change which allows toxic waste from mountaintop removal mining to be dumped directly into our headwater streams.
Burying headwater streams in the region also deprives millions on the east coast of clean drinking water -- it is yet another gift to the nation from Appalachia.
Since Rogers first came in office in 1981, an estimated 300 mountains and nearly 600,000 acres of hardwood forests, and hundreds of miles of headwater streams, have been irreversibly destroyed by mountaintop removal strip mining.
More than six years after Kentucky became the first state in the nation to introduce a bill that would halt the dumping of toxic coal mining wastes into headwater streams and effectively rein in the devastating fall-out of mountaintop removal operations, a group of affected coalfield residents, retired coal miners and bestselling authors have launched a sit-in in the office of Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear this morning.
Forty years later, with more than 500 mountains, 1.2 million acres of hardwood forests and untold historic communities destroyed, over 2,000 miles of headwater streams jammed with toxic coal waste, and his beloved coalfield region mired in hopeless poverty, Hechler is running to end mountaintop removal.
Exactly one year ago, EPA official John Pomponio testified before the Senate that mountaintop removal irreversibly destroyed headwater streams.