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Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

intermittent stream, intermittent river
1. A stream or river which flows only in direct response to precipitation or to intermittent discharge of a spring; not confined to karst areas, but not uncommon in them [20]. 2. A stream or river that flows at irregular intervals [16]. Synonyms: (French.) cours d'eau intermittent; (German.) intermittierender Flub, episodischer periodischer Flub; (Greek.) dialipon potamos; (Italian.) torrente intermittente; (Spanish.) corriente intermitente; (Turkish.) kesintili akarsu; (Yugoslavian.) susica, suvaja. Contrast with interrupted river.