A flowing body of water that is smaller than a river is called a stream, creek, or brook.

What is a flowing body of freshwater?

A river is a large body of fresh, flowing water.

What is a small body of freshwater that flows into a river?

A brook is usually a tributary (a small body of water that naturally flows into a large one) of a river, but this is not always the case. Some people also call these smallest bodies of water streams, although streams can flow underground or even in another body of water (like the Gulf Stream).

What are small bodies of water called?

Pool – various small bodies of water such as a swimming pool, reflecting pool, pond, or puddle. Pond – a body of water smaller than a lake, especially those of artificial origin. Puddle – a small accumulation of water on a surface, usually the ground. Rill – a shallow channel of running water.

What is a small body of standing freshwater called?

Brooks, also called creeks, are the smallest moving fresh water bodies of water. They frequently flow into larger streams, which in turn dump into rivers. Rivers in the majority of cases empty into an ocean, sea or lake. The smaller flowing waters that go into larger ones at all levels are tributaries.

What is flowing water called?

Streamflow, or channel runoff, is the flow of water in streams, rivers, and other channels, and is a major element of the water cycle. It is one component of the runoff of water from the land to waterbodies, the other component being surface runoff.