headwater headwater  /ˈhɛd ˌwɔ tər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the source of a river

Usage(s):

  • His work is viewed at home as the headwater of the great streams in Russian literature.

News

  • Ribfest kicks off Thursday

    The 16th annual Ribfest kicked off Thursday in downtown Fort Wayne at Headwater's Park.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Quotes

  1. "Colorado is fortunate to enjoy abundant natural resources, and as a headwater state in a semi-arid environment we constantly face critical water- resource challenges," Ritter said in a statement. "The issues of drought and climate risk are...
    on Oct 1, 2008 By: Bill Ritter Source: Rocky Mountain News

  2. More than one million acres of Appalachia have already been affected by this practice, Senator Alexander says, "An estimated 1,200 miles of headwater streams have been buried under tons of mining wastes. More than 500 mountains have been impacted,...
    on Apr 1, 2009 By: Lamar Alexander Source: Environment News Service

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