Flashcards in Geography- River Terminology Deck (15):
The level below which ground is saturated with water
A stream or river that flows into a main or parent river
A stream that branches off and flows away from the main stream channel.
Where two or more bodies of water meet together, usually refers to the joining of tributaries.
An area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins or seas.
High lying ground between tributaries within a drainage basin.
An area drained by a river and all its tributaries
The part of a stream where it flows into a sea, river, lake, reservoir or ocean.
The furthest point from which water could possibly flow.
An area of land next to a rive that is prone to flooding.
The twisting and turning of a river
The land is lifting against the river. The land was once flag but then it began to lift due to plate movement and now the land is lifting equal to the rate of erosion.
Water can flow through it
Water cannot pass through it