Parts of a River
By: Dana Carballar
A watershed is an area of high water,to low water,to a larger body of water.
A confluence is a place where two rivers meet.
A place where the water begins at or originates.
This is where a river opens up to a larger body of water.
A great basin is a watershed that does not flow out to the ocean.
Great Salt Basin
A great salt basin is where water does not flow out to the ocean and is not moving. The water evaporates and leaves behind a lot of salt.
A divide is where watersheds are divided into different section.
When a river is heading downwards towards a mouth.
An estuary is where a salt water river meets a fresh water river.
A piece flat land next to a river channel that goes underwater when the river floods.
Headwaters are tributary streams that are close to becoming part of a larger river.They are usually very shady.
A tributary is a small stream or river that flows into a larger river.