The parts of a river
The parts of a river are:
by: Lisset Hernandez
Sources is where the water begins at. It usually is up in a mountain, because when it snows the snow melts causing water to fall in a river like way.
This picture represents the floodplain in Bekee River. Floodplain is the relativly flat land adjacent to a river channel thay is underwater when the river floods.
Great Basin Watershed
Headwaters is when extreme upper reaches of a stream. For example the light is blocked from the trees, so it makes plant life in the stream scarce. Headwaters also makes less nutritious unavailable.
The Great Basin watershed covers most of Nevada and parts of other states such as California, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, and a bit of Wyoming. Great Basin is a watershed where the water does not flow to the ocean. Because it does not flow to the ocean it stays in the watershed waiting for evaporation to happen. When it evaporates salt is left behind.
Source is where the water begins. Usually in the mountains, because when the mountains have snow it melts in summer causing it to fall in a river like way toward the channel or river bed. The waters starts at the top causing the hill (because of it's downhill) to go down and that is where the water finishes the ride in the channel or water bed.
Delta is sediment deposits where a river flows into an ocean or lake build up a landform.
In the photo it says that tributary is a river or stream that feeds into another river,rather than ending in a lake or ocean. If a river is large, it is likely fed by a number of tributaries.
Downriver is between the headwaters and the flood plain. The picture above represents the way the river is going down for it is a downriver.
The divide in rivers for example the one shown above are mountain ranges that divide rivers. The one shown above is the divide of the Cardinal River.