For this activity, you will be using the streamer application from USGS. Click here to open the application.
Headwaters – a river’s source of water; starting point of a river
Continental Divide – a drainage divide on a continent where precipitation and water flow on one side of the divide feeds into one ocean or sea, and the precipitation on the other side either feeds into a different ocean or sea
Estuary – the tidal mouth of a large river, where the tide meets the stream
Tributary Streams – streams that streams flow into one another to make larger streams. Larger streams join to form rivers.
Ridgeline – is the top edge of the mountain that divides one watershed from another
River Basin – an area of land where precipitation collects and drains off into a large river
Watershed – an area of land where precipitation collects and drains off into a common outlet, such as into a river, stream, lake, ocean or other body of water