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Chapter 6: Watersheds and Rivers

After completing this chapter you will understand:

  • What watersheds are and how they control a river system’s characteristics including erosion, sedimentation and flooding.
  • The many ways rivers benefit people.
  • How people affect rivers.
  • The challenges of living along rivers - especially recurring flooding.
  • How people can better protect watersheds and river systems.

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