broad interstream divide

broad interstream divide
   (colloquial: southeastern USA)
   A type of very wide, low gradient (level to nearly level) interfluve that lacks a well developed drainage network such that large portions of the local upland lack stream channels or other drainageways; extensive in lower coastal plains and some lake plains, till plains and alluvial plain remnants.
   Compare: interfluve.
   SW & RD

Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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  • interstream divide —     a) (not preferred) A synonym for divide.     b) (colloquial: esp. southeastern USA). Broad interstream divide A wide, relatively level area between incised drainageways; a broad, nearly level “summit” or interfluve.    Compare: broad… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms