PARTS OF A RIVERBY: ARACELY OLMOSFLOOD 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.