Parts Of A River

BY:L.Ladd



Floodplain

The piece of land in the middle of the river,so the water is under the land.

Floodplain: A flat or wide part of land along a river.

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Watershed

The water system starts at the top and is going into the ocean.

Watershed: Area of high water going into low water.

http://cserc.org/main/games/water/LabeledWatershed.png


Source

There is a little lake and the water is flowing into a river.

Source: Where the water begins.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/dd/Cetina_source.JPG


Delta

The river is going into the ocean (delta).

Delta: Sediments in rivers that exit into an ocean or river.

http://geographyfieldwork.com/images/Coasts/coasts15b.gif


Great Basin

You could see that there is no rivers around the Great Basin.

Great Basin: Watershed, where water doesn't flow into the ocean.

http://img1.sunset.timeinc.net/sites/default/files/image/2011/08/national-parks-hidden-gem-great-basin-nv-0811-l.jpg


Divide

The mountain ranges are separating water that goes into the la

Divide: Mountain ranges, and valley's are used to divide water. Something that divides the water into different rivers.

http://media2.s-nbcnews.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Photo/_new/090921-high-divide-lake.grid-6x2.jpg


Headwater

The water is coming down extremely fast.

Headwater: Extreme upper reaches of a stream.

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Downriver

The headwaters is flowing into the floodplains.

Downriver: Between headwaters and floodplains.

http://imgc.allpostersimages.com/images/P-473-488-90/38/3888/B3LJF00Z/posters/skip-brown-whitewater-kayaker-paddles-downriver-through-big-whitewater-rapids.jpg


Tributary

Rivers are all in the mainstream.

Tributary: A stream or river which flows into a mainstream.

http://roble.pntic.mec.es/rmac0040/im%E1genes/tributary.jpg



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