Water

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erosion
process of river bed and banks wearing away
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attrition
bed load banging into each other and breaking
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corrosion/solution
chemicals in the water
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corrasion/abrasion
materials chipped away at river bed and banks
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hydraulic action
force of the water wears away river beds and banks
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transportation
material carried by rivers
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traction
large material rolled along the river
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saltation
material bounced along the river
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suspension
material floating along the river
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solution
materials all dissolved in the water
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deposition
river loses energy and deposits/drops the land, heaviest drop first
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drainage basin
area of land drained by a river
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catchment area
the area within a drainage basin
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watershed
edge of highland surrounding a drainage basin
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source
beginning of a river
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confluence
the point of which two rivers join
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tributary
a small river which joins a large river
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mouth
the end of a river, usually when it enters the sea
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drought
long period of abnormally dry weather which leads to severe water shortages
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Card 2

Front

bed load banging into each other and breaking

Back

attrition

Card 3

Front

chemicals in the water

Back

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Card 4

Front

materials chipped away at river bed and banks

Back

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Card 5

Front

force of the water wears away river beds and banks

Back

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