Parts of a river
By Cadet: M.Fierros Aguilar
This is an example of a watershed.
source of a river
The source of the river is where the water comes from.
Here is an example of where the source come from:
Mouth or Delta of a river
A mouth or delta of a river is were it is the end of a river and goes into a ocean.
This is an example of a mouth of a river.
A Great Basin is a watershed that does not flow into the ocean.
For example the Great Salt Lake is a basin.
This an example of a great basin.
A divide is the part of the river that separates the longer rivers.
A headwater is extreme upper reaches of a stream.
That is how a headwaters looks like.
A tributary is a stream or river that flows into a mainstream.
The picture shown above is a tributary.
A downriver is between a headwater and a floodplain stream.