STREAMstream. Anything liquid that flows in a line or course; esp., a current of water consisting of a bed, bank, and watercourse, usu. emptying into other bodies of water but not losing its character even if it breaks up or disappears. [Cases: Waters and Water Courses 38. C.J.S. Waters ¡ì¡ì 3¨C8, 91.]
private stream. A watercourse, the bed, channel, or waters of which are exclusively owned by private parties.