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Surface Water

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watershed   holds water; area of land that contains a common set of streams and rivers that all drain into a single larger body of water  
divide   operated one watershed from another  
bed load   rolling and sliding in order to transport  
suspended load   sediments suspended in order to transport; most common  
dissolved laod   sediments dissolved and transported  
Nile   world's largest river in terms of disharge  
formula for disharge   width x depth x velocity  
dendritic   branching streams  
trellis   paralled  
rectangular   rectangular  
radial   diverge from center area  
centripetal   towards the center of basin`  
capacity   the amount of sediments a rive can carry; depends on discharge  
competence   the size of sediment; depends of velocity  
calculate graadient   vertical drop/ distance  
erosion happens   outside of a meander; cut bank  
deposition happens   inside o meander; point bar  
alluvial fan   low gradient distribution channel; decrease velocity; deposits into sediments  
delta   a deposit of clay, silt, and sand formed at the mouth of a river where the stream loses velocity and drops part of its sediment load into a continues flow of water  
gradient   decreases  
velocity   increases  
channel roughness   decreases  
discharge   increases  
width and depth   increases  


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