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

When Mississippi and one of their tributaries overflew their banks


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


The Chauga River is also known as a freestone river

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

water on surface of the Earth had been carried on billions of meteorites


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

The Tugela River is the largest in the province


A downriver is between headwaters and floodplain

Down river from Unkar Overlook. Escalante Trail-Grand Canyon, Arizona


A stream or river which flows into a mainstream.

Mountain creek flowing into the Pohangina River in the Ruahine mountains.


A divides are mountains and valleys ranges that separate watersheds and rivers

The Great Basin

Great Basin is the largest watershed

Spring in Snake Valley

This video talks about what happens on the Great Basin

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