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Source

Starting point of stream/ river

2

Mouth

Where the river flows into the ocean

3

Channel

The area in which the river flows

4

Drainage basin

The area that drains an area and all its tributaries

5

Watershed

The high-lying area separating drainage basins

6

Tributary

Smaller river joining a larger one

7

Ground water

Water underground

8

Infiltration

The movement of precipitation into the ground

9

Water table

The upper area of a saturated zone

10

Floodplain ( plateau)

The flat area on either side on the river onto which the river floods

11

Levee

Raised banks of the river

12

Oxbow lake

Crescent shaped lack attached to a river

13

Characteristics of upper course

1. Clear water
- large sediment
- boulders -> weathering

14

Characteristics of middle course

2. More water (tributaries)
• meander - wider
Valley, small flood plain

15

Confluence

Place where two rivers meet