[Tagging] intermittent vs seasonal

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 12:58:16 UTC 2015

On Thu, 1 Oct 2015 21:52:11 +1000
Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:

> It again now says that irregular=regular.
> Thanks ... black=white too.


> Tell us .. what tag would you use for a stream that flows randomly .. 
> say on average once every 3 years ?
> Of course it may not flow for 20 years, then flow 5 times that year. 
> Randomly.
> Cannot use intermittent due to your definition... not a yearly 
> (seasonal) flow.

I thought that "The tag intermittent=yes is used to indicate that a
waterway (river, stream, etc.) does not have a permanent flow" is quite
clear but apparently it needs to be simplified. Can somebody help in
finding more understandable definition?

Maybe current definition should be changed but clearly at least some
consider seasonal waterways and water bodies to be intermittent
(including scientists publishing what seems to be reputable sources).

Changing definition of established tag requires really strong
justification that it is a good idea.

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