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River Feature Vocab Group D
Terms in this set (22)
An area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas. This is associated with erosion.
The point of origin of a river.
A narrow valley between hills or mountains, typically with steep rocky walls and a stream running through it.
An alluvial, assortment of materials, deposited on the inner side of an expanding loop of a river. It is associated with deposition.
An elongated lowland between ranges of mountains, hills, or other uplands, often having a river or stream running along the bottom.
Elevated boundary separating areas that are drained by different river systems. This is associated with erosion.
Erosion at the origin of a stream channel, which causes the origin to move back away from the direction of the stream flow, and so causes the stream channel to lengthen.
The terrain alongside the bed of a river, creek, or stream.
A tributary stream of a river close to or forming part of its source.
How quickly water in a river flows in a certain direction.
A stream, brook, or minor tributary of a river.
A meander bend in a river is breached by a chute channel that connects the two closest parts of the bend. This causes the flow to abandon the meander and to continue straight down slope.
A small, narrow river
The bottom of the sea or a lake or river.
A river or stream flowing into a larger river or lake.
When rising sea levels flood existing river valleys
Landform consisting of the outline of a path of narrow, shallow liquid
A small stream
A large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea, a lake or another such body of water.
When a stream diverts from its own bed and begins to flow down a neighboring stream
A deep basin excavated at the foot of a waterfall by the action of the falling water.
The lowest point to which it can flow, often referred to as the 'mouth of the river.'