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6.8: Streams and Rivers

Difficulty Level: Basic Created by: CK-12
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continental divide Divide that separates water that goes to different oceans.
divide Ridge that separates one water basin from another.
floodplain Region near a stream where water overflows during floods.
headwaters Location where a stream forms, often high in the mountains.
meander Bend in a stream channel.
mouth Where a stream enters a larger body of water such as a lake or an ocean.
source Where a stream begins; usually in mountains.
stream Body of moving water, contained within a bank (sides) and bed (bottom).
tributary Smaller of two streams that join together to make a larger stream.
watershed All of the land area that is drained by a river and its tributaries.

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Date Created:
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