Rivers

Watersheds

A watershed is.................

A region draining down in to a river then to a larger body of water (oceans)

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River in motion

Watersheds flow in to rivers most rivers flow into oceans or large bodes of water.

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Parts Of A River

Headwaters - extreme upper reaches of a stream                                                   Downriver - between headwaters and flood plain                                                     Tributary - a stream or river witch flows into a main stream                                                  Divide - separating the large rivers                                                                              Mouth / delta - formed from sediments at the mouth of a river

Source

The source of the watersheds (mountains)

Mouth / delta

An area formed from the deposition of sediments at the mouth of the river

great basin

A watershed that does not flow in to the ocean

Divide

separates the larger rivers

headwaters

extreme upper reaches of a stream

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Downrivers

between headwaters and flood plain

The River

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