Parts of a River

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Floodplain:

A floodplain in Brazil

-A wide valley through which a river flows

Watershed:

Example of a watershed

-An area of high water going to low water, emptying into a larger body of water

Headwaters:

Missouri Headwaters State Park

-Extreme upper reaches of a stream

Source:

River source

-Where water begins at

Mouth/Delta:

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

-Opening in river where water drops

Down Rivers:

Looking down at down river

-Between headwaters and flood plains

Tributary:

Example of tributary

-A stream or river which flows into a mainstream

Divide:

The mountain ranges are separating the rivers

-Mountains or valley ranges that separate watersheds and rivers

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