Definitions for "Braided Stream"
A sediment-choked stream consisting of entwined subchannels.
A stream made of many channels that intertwine to look like a braid. Braided streams form when the stream has a large amount of sediment.
A low-gradient, low-volume stream flowing through an intricate network of interlacing shallow channels that repeatedly merge and divide, and are separated from each other by branch islands or channel bars. Such a stream may be incapable of carrying all of its load. Most streams that receive more sediment load than they can carry become braided.