Parts of A River By: Jaylah Walton


The picture bellow shows parts of a river.

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A headwater  is the beginning or source of a river.


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A watershed is the region flowing into a river. Usually from highest to lowest.

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A mouth/delta is the end of a river where it meats a lake or ocean.

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A great basin is a watershed that doesnt drain into the ocean.The picture bellow shows great basins in the U.S outlined in purple.

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A divide is high land that seperates the larger rivers.

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A downriver is between hadwaters &floodplains.

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A tributary is a stream or river which flows into a main stream.

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