- Sometimes headwater. the upper tributaries of a river.
Origin of headwaters
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Examples from the Web for headwaters
Picture this: soldiers from a foreign army are stationed near the headwaters of the Mississippi River.United Nations Still Denies its Troops Brought Cholera to Haiti
Jonathan M. Katz
April 4, 2012
Will look up data for coming exploration of Amazon headwaters.The Trail of the Hawk
I mean to do all a man can to make the headwaters of the Theton River.The Heart of Unaga
The city lay on the headwaters of the river under the great mountains.Sea-Dogs All!
Already he had a great trade on the lakes, and to the headwaters of the Mississippi.The Conquest
Eva Emery Dye
At the headwaters of Huckleberry Creek in the northeastern part of the Park.Mount Rainier
- the tributary streams of a river in the area in which it rises; headstreams
Word Origin and History for headwaters
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