Parts of a River
By: Megan Irwin
A divide is a place that divides different watersheds.
A headwater is the extreme upper reaches of a stream.
A watershed is an area of high water going down into low water, that flows into a large body water.
A flood plain is the flat wide area of land along a river.
A source is where the water starts in a river.
The video above is about the Colorado River Delta. A delta is a land form made of sediment that is deposited where a river flows into an ocean or lake. A mouth is an opening in a river, where the water empties into a body of water.
Great basin is a watershed where the water doesn't flow into the ocean.
A tributary is a stream or river which flows into a mainstream.
A down river is between headwaters and a floodplain.