By Amaya Barnes
A floodplain is a nearly flat plain along the course of a stream or river that is naturally subject to flooding.
Parts Of A River
A watershed is an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas.
- starts with a small headwater stream in high elavation
A headwater a tributary stream of a river close to or forming part of its source
A source is where the beginning or place of origin of a stream or river
A mouth is the spot where a river joins another water body is called the mouth of the river and a delta is a triangular plain, usually at the mouth of the river, where alluvial soil is deposited
A downriver is between headwaters and floodplain
A stream or river which flows into a mainstream.
A divides are mountains and valleys ranges that separate watersheds and rivers
The Great Basin
Great Basin is the largest watershed
This video talks about what happens on the Great Basin