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valley
a low area between higher areas through which a river or stream flows
sediments
eroded earth materials that have been deposited
dam
constructed wall across a river that holds back water flowing through a river or stream
flash flood
rises & falls quickly with no warning
flood
a very heavy flow of water that goes the stream normal channel
flood plain
the area around the river that is coveredby water flowing over a river bank
basin
a low area where sediments are often deposited (green tray)
canyon
v shaped valley eroded by a river
channel
the path the water takes a stream of river
delta
a fan shaped deposit at the mouth of a river
deposition
the process by whicheroded earth material settles in another place
drainage basin
a system of rivers and stream that drain an area
erosion
the process of wearing away the earth material by wind, water &ice
meander
a curve or loop in a river
plateau
a nearly level area that has been uplifted