A stream is a small narrow river. A river is a large natural flow of water that crosses an area of land and goes into an ocean, a lake, etc. A canal is a long, narrow stretch of water that has been made for boats to travel along or to bring water to a particular area. flood (countable or uncountable) a large amount of water covering an area that is usually dry.
There was a small *** at the end of the garden.
The *** winds its way through the hills.
There has been an extensive programme of restorations in Venice since the 1966 ***.
Fishing the smaller rivers and *** gives you the chance to actually watch the fish.
In order to turn the deserts into fertile and productive land, engineers built an 800-mile ***.
She hitched her skirt up before wading across the ***.
Bangladesh has been hit by a series of devastating *** (=very bad ***).
Several small *** feed into the river near here.
The town was completely destroyed by ***.
*** were dug to connect England’s industrial cities with the ocean.
The Panama *** provides a crucial shipping link between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
The *** was quite shallow so we were able to walk across it.
It is important to keep the irrigation *** clear of vegetation.
He could see the *** winding across the plain.
Yosemite National Park is restricting access to the Park in order to cope with the *** damage.
The *** Euphrates rises in Turkey and flows through Syria.
There’s a lovely *** that flows through their garden.
The country is still recovering from last year’s devastating ***.
We want clean *** and lakes, where you can swim without risk to your health.
The rocks and sandbanks make the *** hard to navigate.
Immediately after the stile is a lovely little mountain *** crossed by stepping stones.
The *** had overflowed its banks.
The crisis began with *** that covered one third of the countryside.
Changing the course of the *** would cause serious environmental damage to the whole valley.
They have to dredge the *** regularly to keep it open.
Note: the examples were taken from authentic English dictionaries.
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