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Load The material that a river transports
Deposition When a river depsosits its load
Transportation How a river transports material
Old stage The last stage of a river where it becomes vey slow and wide
Mature Stage The middle stage of a river where it begins to slow down.
Youthful Stage The first stage of a river high up, small and fast
Course The journey that a river takes
Tributaries Smaller streams that branch off from a river
Confluence The point where two rivers join
Hydraulic action The fast moving water wears away material from the bed and banks of the river
Abrasion The load is thrown against the bed and banks of the river and wears them down.
Attrition As particles bounce off one another the load becomes smooth and round
Solution Rocks such as limestone can be dissolved in water
Traction Large pebbles and stones are rolled and dragged along the bed by the force of the water
Saltation Small pebbles are bounced along the river bed.
Suspension Small particles are held in suspension in the water and the fast movement of the water keeps them from falling
Created by: Cian Dobbie
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