This investigation will help you to:
Earth's Water: Rivers and Sediment, USGS
A brief discussion of sediment transport
Field Exercise: Stream Flow Dynamics and Sedimentation, Society for Sedimentary Geology
Provides a lab idea for helping students to understand stream flow.
Streams and Drainage Systems, Tulane University
Read an overview of many of the topics covered in this chapter, including particle size changes downstream (see the "Changes Downstream" section).
Earth's Water: Rivers and the Landscape, USGS
Review some basic concepts about the role of rivers in shaping rocks and landforms.
Floods and Flood Plains, USGS
A USGS publication that gives very basic information on flooding and flood plains.
Chesapeake Bay Flooding, USGS
A USGS web site that details the effects of a 1996 flood on the Chesapeake Bay that resulted when temperatures rose and rain fell after a major blizzard on the east coast of the United States. This brief fact sheet emphasizes how different Earth systems interact during a flood - hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere.
Deltas, University of Oregon
Includes a pictures of deltas.