River Features

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Where a river starts.
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Drainage Basin
The area drained by a river.
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Confluence
Where two rivers meet.
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River
A large stream of water.
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Tributary
Where a smaller river or a stream joins a bigger river.
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Channel
What a river is in.
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Mouth
Where a river meets the sea.
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Sea
A river flows into this.
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Lake
A river can flow into this out of this.
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Watershed
The boundary between two river basins.
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Delta
Land that forms at the mouth of a river.
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Estuary
An area where a freshwater river or stream meets the sea.
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Meander
A winding curve or bend in a river.
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Levee
An embankment that is built to prevent the overflow of a river.
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Floodplain
A flat area bordering a river, made from sediment which has been deposited during flooding.
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Oxbow Lake
It is formed from a horseshoe bend in a river, where the main stream has cut across and no longer flows around the bend.
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Card 2

Front

The area drained by a river.

Back

Drainage Basin

Card 3

Front

Where two rivers meet.

Back

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Card 4

Front

A large stream of water.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Where a smaller river or a stream joins a bigger river.

Back

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