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1
Q

What is a body of water that flows down a slope into a channel?

A

stream

2
Q

What is the area of land where water drains into a stream?

A

drainage basin

3
Q

What is a ridge from which water runs along one side or another?

A

divide

4
Q

What is an area on either side of a stream where it floods and becomes fertile soil?

A

floodplain

5
Q

What are twists and curves in a steam?

A

meanders

6
Q

What are parts of a stream that get cut off and form small lakes?

A

oxbows

7
Q

What is a deposit of sediment at the base of a mountain?

A

alluvial fan

8
Q

What is a build up of sediment at the mouth of a river?

A

delta

9
Q

What is a smaller river that flows into a larger river?

A

tributary

10
Q

What causes water to move on Earth?

A

gravity

11
Q

What three things affect the rate at which a stream flows?

A

slope, volume, shape

12
Q

Where does erosion occur on a stream?

A

on the outside of the meanders

13
Q

Where does deposition occur on a stream?

A

on the inside of a meanders