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Map of generic stream names in the United States (click for big). Each neon color corresponds to a locally used name. New England uses “brook” and “stream” - pretty boring. But much of New York uses “kill.” In the south west, the orange color, are Spanish terms  rio, arroyo, and cañada.

Source: Derek Watkins

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  4. jaunepois reblogged this from fuckyeahcartography and added:
    i did not know there were that many nicknames for a stream
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  6. carliehope reblogged this from gameovermanray and added:
    I wonder why “creek/crick” isn’t here. Maybe we’re too small of an area for it to be recognized? I don’t know. I call it...
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  9. attheageofdecay reblogged this from transascendant and added:
    Kill is dutch for stream.
  10. gameovermanray reblogged this from fuckyeahcartography and added:
    Interesting…
  11. jackrubytuesday reblogged this from fuckyeahcartography and added:
    In my area, it’s mostly slough, branch or creek. (How come creek isn’t an option?) In my birthplace of Panama City, they...
  12. hangingfire reblogged this from transascendant and added:
    It’s from the Dutch, as it turns out. One of those cool things where naming refers back to the old history of a place....
  13. heatherpattern reblogged this from transascendant and added:
    what about creek?
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    Oooh, new favorite tumblr: FUCK YEAH CARTOGRAPHY!
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    Ooh.
  17. transascendant reblogged this from fuckyeahcartography and added:
    Kill? huh.
  18. olekczap reblogged this from fuckyeahcartography and added:
    this is interesting, but not at all accurate for indiana. we either call them creeks, streams, and some even go as far...
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    This is so fantastic.
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