Introduction to Rivers for Junior Cert - Important Definitions of Key Terms


Flashcards on Introduction to Rivers for Junior Cert - Important Definitions of Key Terms, created by Gaeilge SPC on 11/11/2014.
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Question Answer
River Basin Total area of river and its tributaries
Source Point where river begins
Course Route taken by the river as it heads to sea
Tributary Small river or stream that joins up with a larger one
Confluence Point at which a tributary joins a river
Mouth Point where the river enters the sea
Estuary Part of river mouth that is tidal
River Basin Area of land that is drained by a river and its tributaries
Watershed High ground that separates one river basin from another
Youthful Stage/Upper Course River has a steep slope/gradient and valley has narrow floor and steep sides
Mature Stage/Middle Course River has a gentler Gradient and valley has a wider floor and the sides are more gently sloping
Old Stage/ Lower Course River has almost flat gradient and valley has a wide, flat floor and gentle sides
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