Factors That Influence Water Movement in River Systems

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A river may be perennial, intermittent, or ephemeral, based mainly on which factor?

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1. The average flow velocity of a river is primarily created by two factors. One is gravity. What is the other?

2. Within a river, where do you expect to find the greatest flow velocity?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are different factors that affect how water moves in a river system. Assess your knowledge of these factors, including gravity, by using the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz any time to check your comprehension of:

  • What the cross-sectional shape of a river tells us
  • Where you expect to find the greatest flow velocity within a river
  • Factors that affect the average flow velocity of a river
  • The factor that determines if a river is perennial, intermittent, or ephemeral
  • Something most likely to create the least amount of friction within a river system

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on water movement in river systems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about where you would probably find the greatest flow velocity within a river
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about a factor that determines if a river is intermittent, ephemeral, and perennial and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Complete the lesson named Factors That Influence Water Movement in River Systems. You'll get to review more topics like:

  • What flow velocity refers to
  • The different types of sediment loads
  • Characteristics of fast rivers
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