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Rivers Change the Land - Lesson 2

How do rivers change the land? Vocabulary and definitions.

groundwaterWater beneath the Earth's surface.
sourceThe place where a river begins.
channelThe deepest part of a river or other body of water.
mouthThe place where a river empties into some larger body of water.
tributaryA stream or river that flows into a larger stream or river.
river systemA river and its tributaries.
drainage basinThe land drained by a river system.
erosionThe wearing away of the Earth's surface.
floodplainThe low land along a river.
deltaThe triangle-shaped land at a river's mouth.
leveeA high wall that is made of earth and is built along the banks of a river to control flooding.
damA wall built across a river to hold back water.

Shirley Tubre

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