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8.4: Streams and Rivers

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base level Where a stream meets a large body of standing water, usually the ocean.
confluence Where two streams join together.
continental divide A divide that separates water that goes to different oceans.
divide A ridge that separates one water basin from another.
estuary Where a stream meets a lake or, more usually, an ocean. The mixture of fresh and salt water attracts a large number of species and so estuaries have high biodiversity.
headwaters The location where a stream forms, often high in the mountains.
meander A bend or curve in a stream channel.
mouth Where a stream enters a larger body of water such as a lake or an ocean.
stream A body of moving water, contained within a bank (sides) and bed (bottom).
tributary The smaller of two streams that join together to make a larger stream.
floodplain The region near a stream bed where water from the stream overflows during floods.

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