Landforms: Bodies of Water, Landforms 1

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Waterfall
A place where water flows over a cliff.
Lake
A large area of water that is surrounded by land.
Ocean
A major body of water that covers large parts of the earth.
River
A thin waterway that allows water to flow into a lake or ocean.
Bay
An area of water that is mostly surrounded by land.
Pond
A very small body of water that is surrounded by land.
Strait
A channel of water that connects two large areas of water.
Wetland
An area of wet, soggy land with many pools of water.
island
An area of land that is completely surrounded by water.
plain
A large area of flat land.
mountain
A large, tall, rocky area of land that comes up out of the earth's surface.
canyon
A large crack in the earth formed by a river or earthquakes.
delta
Low, water land that is formed at the mouth of a river.
plateau
A large area of flat land that is raised higher than the land around it.
hill
A mound of raised land that is smaller than a mountain.
isthmus
A narrow strip of land that connects two large areas of land.
peninsula
A strip of land that extends out into a body of water.
valley
An area of low land between two mountains or hills.

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