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Streams and Rivers (Grade 9)

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Streams and Rivers

A stream's drainage basin, or watershed, is all the water that
  1. flows into it.
  2. infiltrates from the ground.
  3. is removed from drinking water.
  4. is within 100 km of its channel.
The slope of a stream is called its
  1. discharge.
  2. capacity.
  3. velocity.
  4. gradient.
A stream that flows into another larger stream is called a
  1. tributary.
  2. distributary.
  3. delta.
  4. meander.
Which factor is most important in determining the erosive power of a stream?
  1. stream discharge
  2. dissolved load
  3. stream velocity
  4. channel width
A delta is
  1. land formed by river deposit at a mountain base.
  2. land formed where a river enters the ocean.
  3. the place a river originates.
  4. 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                .
  1. flood plain
  2. divide
  3. drainage basin
  4. delta
A natural ridge that may be formed along the edge of a river channel is called a                .
  1. moraine
  2. levee
  3. drumlin
  4. outwash
When a river enters a large body of water, the water generally
  1. speeds up an erodes more sediment.
  2. speeds up and deposits sediment.
  3. slows down and erodes more sediment.
  4. slows down and deposits sediment.
What is a stream's bed load?
  1. material that moves along its bottom
  2. material that is carried in solution
  3. material that floats on its surface
  4. material that is carried in suspension
How will a river on a gentle slope differ from a river on a steep slope?

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