Definition of headwater
: the source of a stream —usually used in plural
Examples of headwater in a Sentence
the first exploration of the Missouri River from its mouth to its headwaters was made by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in the early 1800s
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Opponents have said the smaller plan is a ruse to get the development underway, and that the project near some of the bay's headwaters would soon be expanded to the original large footprint.
The Volcan Mountain ridge is iconic as both the headwaters of the San Dieguito River and the highest point in the River Park (5,300 feet at the summit).
Born by fire and sculpted by ice, the Never Summer Mountains are a small but formidable mountain range at the headwaters of the hugely important Colorado River.
During a jaunt Tuesday to Itasca State Park, Fleck and Pitino walked across rocks at the headwaters of the Mississippi River.
After flowing from its headwaters in Haddam and Killingworth, the river empties into the marshes of Long Island Sound.
Coghlan reports that invasive salmon and interference with the headwaters of rivers running through the region also threaten the area.
The tract is surrounded by Important Bird Areas designated by the National Audubon Society and contains the headwaters of a creek and tributary streams.
Folks bring their water jars and containers to the sparkling headwaters of the Sacramento River, which are in the town of Shasta at the base of the mountain.
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