Tag:water=stream_pool

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Description
A stream pool: a small but relatively deep collection of fresh water, occurring along a narrow stream Edit or translate this description.
Group: Water
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Status: in use

The tag water=stream_pool is used to map the water area of a stream pool: a small but relatively deep collection of fresh water, occurring along a narrow stream. Water velocity in the pool is typically much lower than in the stream. Frequently found below a waterfall, where it is also called a "plunge pool". May be used as a "swimming hole".

This tag is used for pools along narrow streams which are otherwise only mapped as a linear way with waterway=stream. For wider rivers (mapped with waterway=river), the areas of the river, including "pools", are typically mapped with waterway=riverbank or water=river instead.

How to Map

Draw the outline area of the stream pool and add natural=water + water=stream_pool.

If the pool has a commonly-used local name, it may be tagged with name=*.

Add intermittent=yes if the pool is only filled with water some of time.

There should also be a linear way with waterway=stream continuing through the pool, with the name of the stream if there is one.

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