lost river

   1. A surface river or stream flowing onto or over karst that then disappears completely underground through a swallow hole (ponor) and which may or may not rise again and flow as a resurgent surface river or stream [20].
   2. In a karst region, a surface stream that enters an underground course [10].
   Synonyms: (French.) perte de rivière; (German.) Flußversickerung, Flußchwinde; (Greek.) chanomenos potamos; (Russian.) iscezajuscaja reka; (Spanish.) rio sumente; (Turkish.) kay 2p nehir; (Yugoslavian.) ponornica, ponikalnica.
   See also ponornica; sinking stream.
   Compare intermittent river.

A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

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