Streams and Rivers Flashcards
What is a body of water that flows down a slope into a channel?
What is the area of land where water drains into a stream?
What is a ridge from which water runs along one side or another?
What is an area on either side of a stream where it floods and becomes fertile soil?
What are twists and curves in a steam?
What are parts of a stream that get cut off and form small lakes?
What is a deposit of sediment at the base of a mountain?
What is a build up of sediment at the mouth of a river?
What is a smaller river that flows into a larger river?
What causes water to move on Earth?
What three things affect the rate at which a stream flows?
slope, volume, shape
Where does erosion occur on a stream?
on the outside of the meanders
Where does deposition occur on a stream?
on the inside of a meanders