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Abrasion
Rocks wear way the river bed and banks
Attrition
Rocks in the river bed collide with rocks flowng in the river and break off to join it
Hydraulic Action
Water in the river wears away the river bed and banks
Corrision/Solution
Small particles in the river bed such as soluble rocks, sedimentary and chemicals dissolve into the water
Suspension
Small rocks and light, fine substances are carried along by the river without hitting the river bed
Saltation
Small stones and pebbles collide with each other and are bounced along the river bed
Bedload/Traction
Large round-shaped sedimentary, such as boulders and large rocks are rolled accross the river bed, whilst large flat-shaped sedimentary, such as soil slide accross the river bed.
Solution
Small particles, such as soluble rocks and minerals dissolve in the water and are transported way as a solution
Source
The starting point of a river
Tributaries
Small rivers that join the main river channel
Confluence
The point where two rivers meet
Drainage basin
The area of land drained by rivers and tributaries
Watershed
The imaginary bounday of the drainage basin
Mouth
The finishing point of a river, where water enters either a sea, lake or ocean.