Parts Of A River

By: Kamya Simms

The Great Basin is the largest area of contiguous endorheic watersheds in North

A watershed that does not go into a large body of water

A floodplain is an area near a river or a stream which floods

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

the making of a river

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."

Sometimes the source of the most remote tributary may be in an area/marshlike

The source or headwaters of a river or stream is the furthest place in that river or stream from its estuary or confluence with another river, as measured along the course of the river.

Large body of water

A river mouth or stream mouth is the part of a river that flows into a sea, river, lake,reservoir or ocean.

Downriver is the unofficial name for a collection of 18 suburban cities and town

situated or moving in the direction in which a stream or river flows."the bridge spanned the river just downstream of the rail line"

a river or stream flowing into a larger river or lake.

A tributary or affluent is a stream or river that flows into a main stem (or parent) river or a lake.

a wide divergence between two groups, typically producing tension or hostilit

Drainage divide or watershed, a ridge of land between two drainage basins

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