River Landscapes

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Drainage Basin
An area of land drained by a river and its tributaries
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Source
Start of a river
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Mouth
Where a river meets the sea
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Tributary
a stream or small river that joins a larger river
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Watershed
The boundary of a river basin. Usually Highland.
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Confluence
The point where 2 rivers meet
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Weathering
The break up of rock in situ
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Erosion
The wearing away of the land by the action of rivers, ice the wind and the sea.
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Mass Movement
When material moves down a slope due to the pull of gravity. It can happen at the side of river valleys.
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Physical factors
Causes of river flooding that relate to the natural environment.
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Human factors
Causes of river flooding that relate to people
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Saturated
When the ground becomes so wet that it can no longer hold any more water.
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Impermable rocks
Rocks that do not allow water through them.
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Vegetation
The plants found in that area.
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Interception
Vegetation stopping water from reaching rivers.
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Deforestation
When trees and other plants are removed from an area.
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Urbanisation
When towns and cities are built
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Card 2

Front

Start of a river

Back

Source

Card 3

Front

Where a river meets the sea

Back

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Card 4

Front

a stream or small river that joins a larger river

Back

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Card 5

Front

The boundary of a river basin. Usually Highland.

Back

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