Definition of streambed
: the channel occupied or formerly occupied by a stream
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The rocks along the paths bear traces of Pleistocene glaciers; salamanders inhabit the streambeds; and hawks soar above the leaf canopy.
The trail meanders, rising out of the streambed to skirt some boulders, then dropping back down onto the small gravel.
At the bottoms of several pages are short explanations of such things as how salmon spawn, how frogs found the creek and how small rocks protect the soil under the streambed.
The old roads, some of which were first cleared by now-extinct eastern woods buffalo, snake around hillsides, along streambeds and across century-old covered bridges.
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