Parts of a River - Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Parts of a River - Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Parts of a River Eric Angat Teacher 1. What is a river source or headwater? A watershed is at

the highest points on the landscape, it supplies water to the river. 2. What is a divide? The DIVIDE is the

higher elevation that separates watersheds and rivers. 3. What is a river? river

A is a natural watercourse usually freshwater, flowing downstream (high to low ).

4.Where does the river ends? river flows into the ocean, a lake, a sea, or another river.

5. What is a river source? The river source is the beginning of the river.

6. What are tributaries? Tributaries are smaller rivers that join and supply water to the main river or stream.

7. What is a river channel? The river flows on its channel. The way of the water. 8. What do you call the bottom

of a river? The bottom of the river is called the riverbed.

9. What do you call the sides of a river? The sides of the river are called the riverbanks.

The riverbank. 10. When do floods happen? Flood happens when the river

overflows its banks. 11. What does it mean by drought? Drought means not

enough precipitation. 12. What are rapids? Rapids are rivers with water flowing very fast.

13. What is a waterfall? Waterfalls form when the river flows over a cliff. 14. What do we get

from watersheds? Watersheds provide us water for drinking. Rivers provide routes

for transportation.

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