river terminology

Discussion in 'NORTH CAROLINA RIVERS TALK' started by papabear108, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. papabear108

    papabear108 New Member

    Messages:
    127
    State:
    North Carolina
    I am sorry for being ignorant yet again.....but could someone explain what an eddy is? I am confused as to some of the landscape terminology when referencing rivers......:confused2::embarassed:


    Brian "BEAR" Lantz
     
  2. gdlocal10

    gdlocal10 New Member

    Messages:
    434
    State:
    kansas
    an eddy usually can be found just on the back side of something in the water, it is where the current goes past something creating a swirl, where it causes the water to go up stream or backwards for a second it creats a vortex, usually found around rocks or trees or the little dikes that stick out in the water, usually the water on the back of what ever sticks out is slow or pooling Hope I helped, I m not so good at explaining things :wink:
     

  3. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,447
    State:
    IN
    Name:
    Winston
    Eddy is Algea's brother:wink::wink:

    Gary explained it very well...W