Parts Of A River

by: Madi Camacho

Open land along a river. Flooding water in a river/lake flow onto the floodplain

Floodplain

We all live in a watershed, or in its path.

Watershed

The source of water in this picture is the chunk of bark coming form the rocks.

Source

The waterfall in this picture is falling into the mouth, or open body of water.

Mouth/Delta

the ice will melt, the water it leaves behind won't flow into a body of water.

Great Basin

The peak of the mountains is the divide, because water will split at that point.

Divide

The trees block light from getting to the water, making ocean plant life scarce.

Headwaters

The trees are blocking the light and the floodplain.

Down River

The river is flowing into a larger body of water.

Tributary

This video is long, so don't watch the entire thing. It explains the parts of a river, such as the parts listed above.

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