Slides in this set
Drainage Basin Erosion Transportation Long Profile Key words
V-shaped Meanders and Floodplains
Waterfalls Water Cycle
valleys Oxbow Lakes and Levées
Case Study: River Water Surplus, Case Study:
Hydrographs Deficit and Stress
Floods Engineering Kielder Water…read more
What is a drainage basin?
What features doe it include?
A drainage basin is an area that is drained by a river and its tributaries.
There are some features that you need to understand and be able to
This is a drainage The dotted line
basin. represents the higher
The river flows in it's land that marks the
channel. edge of the basin.
The source is where We call this the
the river starts on watershed.
A tributary is a small
...and the mouth is river that joins a
where the river ends larger one.
at the sea.
The point where
these two rivers
meet is called a
Key words linked to a drainage basin...
A drainage basin is an area that is drained by a river and its
The watershed is the area of high land forming the river basin.
The source is where the river starts and the mouth is where
the river ends.
A tributary is a small river that joins a larger one.
The point where these two meet is called the confluence.
The channel is where the river flows.…read more