Features of a River

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tributaries Flat land next to a river that often floods.

source The sides of a river.

meander Smaller streams that flow into the river.

confluence The place where the river meets the sea.

flood plain The place where a river begins.

mouth A bend or turn in the river.

oxbow lake The place where a tributary joins the main river.

banks A lake that is formed when the river cuts of the neck of a meander.