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Water table

The level below which ground is saturated with water

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Tributaries

A stream or river that flows into a main or parent river

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Distributaries

A stream that branches off and flows away from the main stream channel.

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Confluence

Where two or more bodies of water meet together, usually refers to the joining of tributaries.

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Watershed

An area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins or seas.

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Interfluve

High lying ground between tributaries within a drainage basin.

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Drainage basin

An area drained by a river and all its tributaries

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River mouth

The part of a stream where it flows into a sea, river, lake, reservoir or ocean.

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River source/eye/headwater

The furthest point from which water could possibly flow.

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Floodplain

An area of land next to a rive that is prone to flooding.

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Meander

The twisting and turning of a river

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Entrenched meander

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.

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Aquifer

Porous
Water can flow through it

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Aquiclude

Non porous
Water cannot pass through it

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Levees

Stabilizing river banks

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