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beginning of a river
headwaters
end of a river where it empties into a larger body of water
mouth
point at which rivers flow in opposite directions and empty into different bodies of water
continental divide
a lowland between mountains
intermontane basin
very fine soil that is moved either by wind or water
silt
soil that is carried and moved by water
alluvium
a region of soil deposited by a river
alluvial deposition
the waste liquid flowing out of a waste treatment plant
effluents
a seasonal wind in southern Asia and the Indian Ocean region that blows from the ocean onto the land and the summer down from the mountains during winter
monsoon
a navigable body of water such as river, channel, or canal
waterway
to remove mud from a harbor or river
dredge
the area of low relief or depression caused by erosion
basin
a raised bank of alluvial soil flanking a river
levee
relatively flat land stretching from either side of a river until it reaches a higher elevation that stops the flow of water
flood plain
soil that is carried suspended in water
alluvial soil