Parts Of A River
By: Kamya Simms
A watershed that does not go into a large body of water
A floodplain or flood plain is an area of land adjacent to a stream or river that stretches from the banks of its channel to the base of the enclosing valley walls and experiences flooding during periods of high discharge
A watershed is the area of land where all of the water that is under it or drains off of it goes into the same place. John Wesley Powell, scientist geographer, put it best when he said that a watershed is:
"that area of land, a bounded hydrologic system, within which all living things are inextricably linked by their common water course and where, as humans settled, simple logic demanded that they become part of a community."
situated or moving in the direction in which a stream or river flows."the bridge spanned the river just downstream of the rail line"
Drainage divide or watershed, a ridge of land between two drainage basins