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.