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River
large stream of fresh water flowing over land
Source
The beginning of a river
Tributary
a river or creek that flows into a large river
Mouth
place where a river flows into an ocean or another river
Delta
land deposited at mouth of a river
Basin
land drained by a river and its branches
Downstream
direction in which the water in a river flows
Upstream
direction from which the river water flows
Current
movement of a stream of water
Rapids
very swift current
Waterfall
water flows over a cliff
Bay
water (smaller than the sea) that reaches into land
Gulf
part of an ocean or sea that reaches into land
Harbor
a sheltered place where ships go to dock
channel
similar to, but wider than, a strait
sound
water wider than a channel that usually separates an island from the mainland
lake
large body of water surrounded by land
isthmus
a small strip of land that is surrounded by water that connects two larger strips of land
taiga
evergreen, conifer forest located south of the tundra that contains mostly fir trees and spruces
tundra
very cold area that only gets above freezing a few months of the year; has some small plants but no trees growing
globe
small, spherical object used to represent the planet; contains geographical features