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4 Multiple choice questions

  1. a stream cannot erode its bed to a level any lower than the level of the largest body of water into which it flows
  2. when river water looks muddy; soil & silt is mixed in with water
  3. to wind backs and forth in broad curves; rivers do this in flood plains
  4. the rock material a river transports

4 True/False questions

  1. Gradientthe steepness of the slope of a stream or river


  2. Flood plaina quick flooding of an area; even a single cloudburst can cause one.


  3. Capacitythe measure of the total amount of sediment a stream can carry


  4. Competencea measure that describes the maximum size of the particles a stream can carry