AskDefine | Define nickpoint

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Nickpoint, in surface hydrology, is the location along the profile of a stream at which a sudden gradient change occurs. The most easily recognized example is the crest of a waterfall. In geologic evolution, the nickpoint of a watercourse often migrates upstream as bedrock cutting gradually takes place.

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