What Is a River

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INTRODUCTION
A river is a body of fresh water which flows in a defined channel. A river’s main purpose is to drain water from the land and to take it to the ocean. Rivers are part of the hydrological cycle. Water within a river is generally collected from precipitation through a drainage basin from surface runoff and other sources such as groundwater recharge, springs, and the release of stored water in natural ice and snow packs. The wag water river is an example for instance. It has three main stages. The upper course is consist of spurs, potholes, gorges, alluvial fans, etc. the middle course is consist of aits, deltas, rapids, etc. In the lower courses more rapids were found as well as levees and gorges.

Aim of study
The aim of study is to explain to the best of my knowledge about the river, its physical features and structures, as well as how it flows or moves.

Methodology
In acquiring this information we went on a field trip to the Wag Water River ranging from St. Andrews to St. Mary in Jamaica. The first step was made in Golden Spring were the upper course of the river was located. The following stop was ======= were the middle course was located. The final stops were in Anotto Bay were found the lower course as well as the mouth. At each location the length, width, velocity, speed and depth of the river were acquired. Upper course

Vel(42.03,42.35,41.28,39.05,43.31,35.66)
W of C-18.m
D of WB-4m
D of EB-.19m
D in C-an ait
Feature
Ait
Braiding
Land slide
Spring
Interlocking spur
Gabion

Middle course Vel(16.87,15.12,15.70,15.76,14.08,16.51)
W of C-31.33m
D in C-0.69m
Feature
Ait-24m
Pothole-0.84m
Rapid
Meander
Slip-off slope
River cliff

Lower course
Vel(9.55,12.57,11.38,13.17,14.00,14.67)
W of C-22m
D of WB-2.44m
D of EB-0.19m
D in C-0.4
Feature
Rapid
Slip off slope
Pathole
Meander
Ait
River cliff
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