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Synonyms for spate

Synonyms for spate

a sudden or rapid flowing outward

something suggestive of running water

an abundant, usually overwhelming flow or fall, as of a river or rain

Synonyms for spate

a sudden forceful flow

the occurrence of a water flow resulting from sudden rain or melting snow

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Years ago after just one spate, I saw a tide line of debris on the river bank as the water dropped.
Dr Summers recalls looking at a big spate in 2006 on the River Tummel and fearing the worst.
This finding is in contrast to many previous studies examining the effects of spates in streams (Lamberti et al.
Effect of spates and land use on macroinvertebrate community in neotropical Andean streams.
It is not lost on Spates that a lot of fans in Autzen Stadium next fall will be wearing No.
On paper, Spates is one of those classic diamond-in-the-rough Oregon recruits.
BOAT owners who use Welsh harbours have been warned to secure their craft following a spate of thefts of marine equipment.
Adult salmon can survive no matter how strong the spate is.
Some years ago after a massive spate many anglers and ghillies witnessed tide lines of bright orange roe along the river bank.