PARTS OF A RIVER
BY: ARACELY OLMOS

FLOOD PLAIN


A flood plain is a flat ,wide area of land along a river

This is the Zambezi River floodplain in Kalabo,Zambia.

WATERSHED

A watershed is an area of high water to lower water emptying into a larger body of water.

This picture that you are looking at is an example of a watershed.

HEADWATERS


A headwater is where there is not a lot of sunlight, so not a lot of nutrients.

SOURCE


The source is where the water comes from.

This image shows a water source and that water source is in the Alaknanda River.

DELTA


The delta is the end of a river opening into a larger body of water.

This delta is the Colorado River Delta which cuts through the Sonoran Desert.

DOWN RIVER


A down river is between headwaters and a floodplain.

This is an image of a down river, in the Delaware River.

TRIBUTARY


A tributary is a stream or river which flows into a mainstream.

This is a tributary and this tributary is located in the Chester River.

DIVIDE


Divide is when a watersheds separates from one another.

This picture shows an example of how watersheds can separate from one another.

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