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07:54 May 22, 2018
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Geography / étude géotechnique
French term or phrase: lit mineur
Le projet concernant le lit mineur du cours d’eau, il nécessitera la réalisation d’un dossier loi sur
l’eau
Neydou
France
Local time: 13:18


Summary of answers provided
4ordinary riverbed
Hilary Dyer
3 +1low-flow channel
Claire N.


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4 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
low-flow channel


Explanation:
Both the GDT and Termium give this translation:

low-flow channel
CORRECT

low flow channel
low-water channel
minor bed

DEF

Stream channel occupied during periods of low flow.
DEF

The lower and normally submerged part of a river channel, excluding the banks of a stream.
http://www.btb.termiumplus.gc.ca/tpv2alpha/alpha-eng.html?la...

Grand Dictionnaire:


Auteur

World Meteorological Organization, 2012
Définition

That part of the stream channel occupied during periods of low flow.
Terme

low-flow channel

http://www.granddictionnaire.com/ficheOqlf.aspx?Id_Fiche=265...


Claire N.
Local time: 07:18
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ben Gaia
13 hrs
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17 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
ordinary riverbed


Explanation:
lit d'étiage = minor bed (low water)
lit mineur/ordinaire = ordinary bed of a river (normal water levels)
lit majeur = major riverbed (in-flood riverbed)

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Note added at 19 mins (2018-05-22 08:13:41 GMT)
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Reference eg. Physical Processes and Measurement Devices (Jean-Michel Tanguy)
Try googling these words and the name of the book, and you should see the page come up with these terms and explanations

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Note added at 7 days (2018-05-29 09:55:15 GMT)
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Yes, I understand the reference was not clear. I reached my conclusion by comparing the actual definitions of the types of riverbed in this reference in English:
https://books.google.fr/books?id=nYHw14-PFpEC&pg=PT290&lpg=P...

with this one in French:http://www.ecosociosystemes.fr/lits_cours_d_eau.html


Hilary Dyer
France
Local time: 13:18
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  philgoddard: Maybe, but this is not a usable reference that we can easily check. And this says "minor bed/low-water channel/low-flow channel": https://www.techdico.com/translation/french-english/lit mine...
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