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River terms

River terms GEO 2

source the beginning of a stream or river
meander the slow moving, winding course of a river
tributaries rivers and streams that feed the main river
oxbow a lake formed in the old channel of a river
runoff rain that flows or drains from the land into a body of water
mouth the end of a river
delta deposits of sediment at the mouth of a river
sediment solid material moved and deposited by a river
estuary the part of a river that meets the sea; where fresh water and salt water mix
brackish a combination of fresh and salt water found in an estuary
erosion a process by which the surface of the earth is worn away
equator an imaginary circle that divides the earth equally
levee an embankment designed to prevent the flooding of a river
dam a barrier to obstruct the flow of water
irrigation a method of farming that uses water diverted from rivers or lakes.
canal a man-made river
Created by: markleyj



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