A stream; especially, a passage channel, or conduit for the water that drives a mill wheel; or an artifical channel of water for hydraulic or placer mining; also, a chute for conveying logs or lumber down a declivity.
The canal channel maintained and supported by an aqueduct or culvert.
An inclined channel of wood or stone used to convey water for long distances. A narrow gorge or ravine can also be used for the same purpose and is sometimes referred to as a flume. Many miles of flumes were built at great expense to bring in water to a hydraulic mining site.
A natural water slide on a river.
area on a river where the water current accelerates. Usually between large rocks and boulders, or in regions where a riverâ€™s width is lessened. Here, the more aggressive mid-to-large size fish gather to feast on the insects and other small prey that flows downstream.
A narrow gorge, especially one with a stream.
A long channel made of lumber to transport water, or to be used in conjunction with blocks. (above)
(1) A natural gorge or ravine, through which a stream flows. (2) An artificial channel, inclined as a chute and used to hold running water on which logs are floated from one place to another.
a narrow gorge with a stream running through it
watercourse that consists of an open artificial chute filled with water for power or for carrying logs
a chute-like wash tank that cleans the vegetable leaves
a great, strong trough of wood built in the form of the letter Photo from Ewing Galloway These Men Are Felling a Southern Pine, Which Is Used in Interior Finishing in Houses U or the letter V
a "narrow tunnel" that usually has something flowing through it
an inclined channel containing water, which provides a transit path for conveying people on an aquatic device
an open channel or conduit of metal, concrete or wood, on a prepared grade, trestle, or bridge
(1) A narrow gorge, usually with a stream flowing through it. (2) An open artificial channel or chute carrying a stream of water, as for furnishing power, conveying logs, or as a measuring device.
a surface apron or trough for conducting water down a relatively steep slope
An artificial channel with clearly specified shape and dimensions which may be used for the measurement of flow. A standing-wave flume, for instance, contains a constriction which causes the flow to change from sub-critical* to super- critical* and in which the measurement of upstream water level (alone) allows the discharge to be computed.
Open and closed flumes serve to channel water into a reaction-type water turbine.
An inclined waterway, most often a channel dug in the hillside to transport water to hydraulic mining camps. Simply described, they are similar to a long series of sluices, and in fact, the name flume was once synonymous with sluice.
A constructed channel lined with erosion-resistant materials used to convey water on the steep grades without erosion.
A type of in-channel measuring device of known cross-sectional area in a ditch or river. Also used to describe the facility used to bridge flowing water across another channel, depression, or other rough terrain.
A raceway or channel constructed to carry water or to permit the measuring of its flow.
channel or inclined chute that carries water.
1. Narrow ravine with a stream of water running through it. 2. An artificial channel serving as a chute for carrying water to furnish power or to transport items.
A natural or man-made channel that diverts water.
1. In open channel flow, a manufactured conduit (usually rectangular in shape) with a portion having a constricted cross section, which may be used to control and measure streamflow. 2. In geomorphology, a narrow, steep-sided valley. 3. In hydraulics, a channel used for studying the flow of fluids under gravity. The fluid is pumped from a sump to a stilling tank that acts as a reservoir from which the fluid is discharged down the flume at varying speeds. The motion is viewed from above or through glass sides.
A flume is a waterwork with open water table, that leads water from a diversion dam or weir completely aside a natural flow, often an elevated box structure (typically wood) that follows the natural contours of the land. These have been extensively used in hydraulic mining, for the transportation of logs in the logging industry, electric power generation and to power various mill operations by the use of a waterwheel.