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Department
Geology
Course
GEOL 2207
Professor
B.Ward
Semester
Summer

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Rivers: Tributaries, networks and distributaries  Gradient determined by calculating drop in elevation over distance l l l l____________________________________________  Slope of river shown on longitudinal profile o Steep at high elevations  Headwaters o Decreases as river reaches base level  Lowest elevation of river, ultimately the ocean  If base level drops, river will start to cut down and erode down into their banks and try to
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