River features - EAL Nexus

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Rivers
River features
Subject:
Geography
Age group:
12 - 14
Topic:
Rivers
Licence information | This resource is free to use for educational purposes. ©British Council 2014
Source | This resource was originally developed by Amanda Millican and has been adapted by EAL Nexus.
river mouth
channel
confluence
delta
drainage basin
estuary
flood plain
interlocking spurs
meander
ox-bow lake
river bank
river bed
sediment
silt
source
tributaries
watershed
waterfall
Definitions
River feature
Definition
The starting point of a
stream or a river
An area of land from which a
river or a stream gets its
water
A line of high ground which
separates two drainage
basins
The place where two river
channels meet
River feature
Definition
Smaller streams which join
the main river channel
Part of the valley floor which
can be flooded by the river
Where a river meets a body
of water (lake/sea)
The land at the side of the
river
The bottom of a river
River feature
Definition
An area which contains flowing
water contained by banks
An area near the mouth where
the river deposits silt. The
river splits into slow flowing
channels here.
Small particles of soil or rock
which are transported by the
river
A bend in the river
River feature
Definition
Tiny particles of soil or rock which
are transported by the river
A sudden drop in a river as it flows
from higher land to lower land
A wide meander loop which has been
cut off from the main river channel
Ridges which are produced as the
river twists around the hard rock
The area of the river mouth where
the fresh water from the river
meets the salt water from the sea

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