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River feat/erosion

features, journey, erosion

TermDefinition
Erosion the wearing away of rock
Source where the river begins
Tributaries smaller rivers that join a larger river
Confluence the point where a tributary (small river) joins the main river
Mouth where the river enters the sea or lake
Estuary the tidal mouth of a river
River Basin the area drained by the river and its tributaries
Watershed the high ground that separates two river basins
Load material transported by the river
Course the path of the river from source to mouth
Distributaries small rivers that break off from the main river as it enters the sea
Channel the bed and the banks of the river
Delta land that forms at the mouth of rivers
Vertical Erosion river erodes the bed of the river
Lateral Erosion river wears away the banks of the river
Rate of river erosion is influenced by. . . the speed of the river's flow and the resistance of the rock type
Created by: jdoyle3