Rivers and Watersheds
Parts of a river
Watershed~water from high altitude going to low altitude int a large body of water
Source~Rain/snow adding water to a river
Mouth/Delta~An area formed by sediments at the end of a river
Great Basin~A water that does not flow into an ocean
Divide~Separating large rivers
Headwaters~Upper reaches of a stream
Down river~Between headwaters and floodplains
Tributary~A steam that flows into a main stream
ox bow lake forming
A slightly bent river is formed by water digging into the soil, making its own path. Eroding happens in the water, and the bent becomes more bent. The meander is more curved, and the river splits apart and takes another path. A "C" shaped water way is formed and called an Ox bow lake.
Movement of rivers
Some rivers move slow and calmly, while others move rapidly. It all depends on the water current. Small waves have a flow to it, so it moves the rivers direction. You can tell which way the river is going by waves or currents.
The ending of a river is at the delta. Therefore all of these facts about rivers will help you understand more about rivers and lakes