River Processes

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3.0 River Processes and Pressures

River Terminology

Drainage basin: area of land drained by water.

Catchment area: area within drainage basin

Watershed: the edge of high land surrounding a drainage basin. It marks the boundary between two drainage basins.

Source: the beginning or start of a river.

Confluence: the point at which two rivers or streams join.

Tributary: a stream or a smaller river which joins a l...

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