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River Cycle
Updated: 4/27/2020
River Cycle
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Storyboard Description

Rivers from source to sea.

Storyboard Text

  • Hi guys, today we're going to look at the parts of a river. This is the source of a river, where it all starts.
  • There we have a waterfall coming from the source, forming a lake and developing into a stream.
  • Our river is being fed by other streams, called tributaries, and is becoming bigger. The place where the tributary meets the river is called a confluence.
  • Here I am on the banks of our river, which is turning, or meandering, through a forest. The land which it travels through is called a basin.
  • When a river finds a new course, it can shortcut a meander which then becomes an oxbow lake.
  • Finally, the river meets the sea and that place is called the mouth. It forms an estuary a little way back, where the salt water meets the fresh water.
  • The river sometimes creates a delta by depositing sediment at its mouth.
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