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Science

River Systems

TermDefinition
FLOOD PLAIN BROAD AND FLAT VALLEY THROUGH WHICH A RIVER FLOWS
MEANDER BEND IN THE COURSE OF A RIVER
TRIBUTARIES SMALL RIVER OR STREAM THAT FLOWS INTO A LARGER RIVER OR STREAM
MOUTH THE POINT AT WHICH A RIVER FLOWS INTO A LARGER BODY OF WATER
EROSION THE PROCESS OF PICKING UP AND CARRYING SEDIMENT THROUGH A RIVER
DEPOSITION THE PROCESS OF LEAVING SEDIMENT BEHIND
SOURCE WHERE THE WATER IN A RIVER COMES FROM
CHANNEL A PART OF A RIVER THAT HAS A GREAT INCREASE IN SPEED
OX-BOW LAKE BOW SHAPED LAKE FORMED BY EROSION FROM A MEANDERING RIVER OR STREAM
DOWN RIVER LAND AROUND A RIVER THAT IS LESS STEEP THAN NEAR THE HEADWATERS
HEADWATERS THE MANY SMALL STREAMS THAT COME TOGETHER AT THE SOURCE OF A RIVER
RIVER SYSTEM A RIVER AND ALL OF ITS TRIBUTARIES
Created by: pawindell