Parts of a River
By Cadet Ceja-Escobedo
A delta is where sediments are deposited where a river flows into a lake or ocean and build up to make a platform.
Divide is a border that separates different watersheds.
Floodplains are a flat wide area along a river that is underwater when the near to it river floods.
A great basin is an area where water does not open into a larger body of water and evaporates leaving large traces of salt behind.
Headwaters are the extreme upper reaches of a stream, usually shadowy.
A river's mouth is the opening of a river that leads to a larger area of water such as an ocean.
Source is where your water begins at. Usually from rain or melted snow.
A tributary is a stream or river that leads to a mainstream.
A watershed is an area of high water to low water, emptying out to a larger body of water.