Parts To A River
By:N.Isbeih

Great Basin

A great basin is a process where water isn't moving.

The picture Above shows where most great basins are located

Flood Plains

Floodplains are flat land areas that surround a river channel.This land will be under water when there is a flood from that river.

WaterShed

A watershed is a process when there is a high area of water,goes to a lower area of water,into a large body of water.

Headwaters

Headwaters are the upper reach of a stream. Usually in headwaters, the streams light is blocked by making plant life.The picture above was found in Lake County,Ohio.

Source

A source is where all water begins at.The image above was found on travelpod.com.

Mouth/Delta

The mouth or the delta is the opening of a river or lake.This is a delta found from BellingHam.

Down River

A downriver is found inbetween headwaters and floodplains.The picture above is from the Amazon Rain forest.

Divide

Divide is another fancy word for something,usually a patch of land seperates watersheds.

Tributary

Tributary's are sideline rivers flowing into a larger area of water

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