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River Parts

Watershed The line of high ground that separates water flowing in one direction from another.
Drainage Basin The area drained by a river system.
Source Where a river or stream begins, for example, a spring or glacier high in the mountains.
Tributary A stream or river that flows into a larger one.
Channel The depression where water flows; the path a river takes.
Floodplain Flat, low-lying area near a river or stream that may be regularly flooded.
Meander A loop or bend in a river.
Riverbank The land on the sides of the river.
River bed The bottom of a river.
Delta A plain formed by a deposit of sediment where a river enters a lake or ocean, typically in a triangular shape.
Mouth The part of the river where it flows into a larger body of water.
Created by: cog