Farm river terms

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Farm river terms

  1. 1. RiveR TeRms
  2. 2. Index (click to jump to the term)• Headwaters Floodplain• Tributary Rapids• Meander Flatwater• Braided Ox-bow• Weathering and Ox-bow lake Erosion Sediment• Deposition Confluence• Delta Mature River• Load Youthful river• Watershed
  3. 3. Headwaters• n : the source of a river; “the little tributaries that are the start of the river”
  4. 4. Tributary• n. A stream that flows into a larger stream or other body of water
  5. 5. Meander• v: To follow a winding and turning course• (not just any turn in a river, but one on level land)
  6. 6. Weathering & Erosion• Breakup of earth materials by physical and/or chemical means• Movement of said materials
  7. 7. Deposition• n 1: the natural process of laying down a deposit of something• What would a river deposit?• Where?• Why?
  8. 8. Ox-bow• n. A u-shaped bend in a river.
  9. 9. Oxbow lake
  10. 10. Deltan 1: a lowtriangular areawhere a riverdivides beforeentering alarger body ofwater•What about theword delta?
  11. 11. Load• n. whatever the river is carrying in it• Such as???
  12. 12. Watershed: n. The whole region of land which contributes to the supply of a river or lake.
  13. 13. Floodplain• n. A plain bordering a river and subject to seasonal flooding.
  14. 14. Rapids• n. A fast moving part of a river
  15. 15. Flatwater
  16. 16. Gorge• –n 1. a narrow cleft with steep, rocky walls, especially one through which a stream runs
  17. 17. Sediment• The muck carried by the river that has settled to the bottom
  18. 18. Reservoir• a natural or artificial lake for collecting and storing water
  19. 19. Confluence• Place where streams or rivers come together
  20. 20. Mature River• A geology term. A mature section of a river is one that has certain characteristics (NOT AGE!)
  21. 21. Youthful river• A geology term. A youthful section of a river is one that has certain characteristics
  22. 22. Use your river vocabulary Out behind the school…knowledge here!

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