Drainage Basin And Definitions (:

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DRAINAGE BASIN

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An area of land drained by a river and it's tributaries.

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WATERSHED

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The higher land which forms the boundry of the river basin, and which seperates two river basins.

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SOURCE

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The point at which a river begins.

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TRIBUTARY

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A small stream or river flowing into the main river.

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CONFLUENCE

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The point where the tributary joins the main river.

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MOUTH

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The end of a river.

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CHANNEL

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The groove that a river flows in.

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