By: Sam Adams
A Flood Plain is a relatively flat land adjacent to a river channel that is under water when the river floods.
A Watershed is an area of high water to low water then to a larger body of water.
A source is where the water begins at.
A mouth is where a river empties into a larger body of water.
A Delta is an area formed from the deposition of sediments at the mouth of a river.
A Great Basin is a watershed where the water does not flow into an ocean.
A divide is where mountains separate watersheds and rivers.
A Headwaters is an area of water where there is less light and plants.
A Tributary is a stream or river that flows into a larger river.
A Down River is between headwaters and flood plain.