rivers - Rivers Rivers Paterson Falls, Passaic River, NJ...

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Rivers Rivers Paterson Falls, Passaic River, NJ
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Fig. 17.02 W. W. Norton River - large natural waterway that flows into another body of water. Stream - body of water flowing in a channel confined in a bed and banks.
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Rivers and Floodplains Rivers and Floodplains Unique features of rivers and floodplains which have attracted inhabitants include: 1) Fertile soils 2) Abundant water supply 3) Proximity to shipping 4) Ease of waste disposal
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Fig. 17.38 c W. W. Norton Flooding and the floodplain
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Fig. 17.06 W. W. Norton - high ground separating basins
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Fig. 17.07 North American Watersheds
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Running Water Running Water Streams transport sediment Transported material - stream’s load Most of load carried during flood stage Types of Load 1) Dissolved load - ions from weathering 2) Suspended load - clay and silt 3) Bed load - sand and gravel
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Fig. 17.16 d W. W. Norton
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Fig. 17.18 a
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Fig. 17.05 a W. W. Norton Stream features change from higher to lower elevations.
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Youthful Stage Youthful Stage Mature Stage Mature Stage
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V-shaped river valley and waterfall
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Rapids
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