Gaining Stream or River
  A stream reach in which the water table adjacent to the stream is higher than the water surface in the stream, causing ground water to seep into the stream, increasing its flow. Studies by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and others have documented that for most of its length, the Red River is a gaining stream supplied by groundwater. This and other information indicates that ground water flow is to the river within a major portion of the tailings ponds. See also, Losing Stream or River.
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