Streams and Rivers (Grade 9)
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Streams and Rivers
A stream's drainage basin, or watershed, is all the water that
- flows into it
- infiltrates from the ground
- is removed from drinking water
- is within 100 km of its channel
The slope of a stream is called its
A stream that flows into another larger stream is called a
Which factor is most important in determining the erosive power of a stream?
- stream discharge
- dissolved load
- stream velocity
- channel width
A delta is
- land formed by river deposit at a mountain base.
- land formed where a river enters the ocean.
- the place a river originates.
- a ridge of sediment left by a glacier.
The flat or nearly flat land adjacent to a stream or river that experiences occasional or periodic flooding is called the .
- flood plain
- drainage basin
A natural ridge that may be formed along the edge of a river channel is called a .
When a river enters a large body of water, the water generally .
- speeds up an erodes more sediment
- speeds up and deposits sediment
- slows down and erodes more sediment
- slows down and deposits sediment
What is a stream's bed load?
- material that moves along its bottom
- material that is carried in solution
- material that floats on its surface
- material that is carried in suspension
How will a river on a gentle slope differ from a river on a steep slope?