Rivers and Environment Notes 2.docx

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Department
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Course
EESC 1158
Professor
Donald James
Semester
Fall

Description
▯ Getting flow to the stream Watershed or Drainage Basin or Catchment i.  Watershed  : area of land bounded by divides that contributes flow to a river Divides: ridges, where rivers that falls on one slide flows one way, and falls on the other side flows another  way and eventually into a stream • Bottom of watershed▯ outlet • What is contained in a watershed stays in a watershed▯ able to keep track of sediments/ other  environmental materials…  • i.  Channels  : general term for the lower trough shaped parts of a watershed, where water flow is  concentrated • TYPES: (from small to large)  • Rills • Gullies • Ravines • Rooks • Creeks • Rivers.  [▯ often dry=ephemeral] [▯ usual
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