Parts of a River

This picture of a rive came from www.co.uk

Rivers are the main idea of this tack. But we will be looking at the parts of a river...

Floodplains...

This flood plain was on the website fastwindtoaim.blogspot.com

Floodplains form near by a river usually in a valley. A floodplain is a flat area if land where a river usually is.

Watersheds...

from www.lakegeorgeassociation.org

A water shed is an area of low water to high water then going out in to a large body of water.

Source...

This water source is in Germany

A source is where the water originates from.

Mouths and deltas...

Deltas and mouths are basically the same thing. The only difference is that deltas look like a triangle.

Great basins...

Red Racer

A great basin is an area where a water shed ends that does NOT lead to a bigger body of water such as the ocean.

Divides...

This picture shows a divide

A divide is the separation of watersheds.

Headwaters...

Headwaters are tributary streams of a river close to or forming part of its source.

Downriver...

A down river is a part of the river close to the mouth of the river.

Tributary...

A tributary is a river or stream flowing into a larger river or lake.

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