Answer these questions on Vermont Rivers:

 

  1. Explain what a watershed is.  What is another name for a watershed?

 

 

 

 

  1. How are the small rivers of the Connecticut River Basin described?

 

 

 

 

  1. What are the four watersheds in Vermont?

 

 

 

 

  1. Why are Vermont’s rivers important today?

 

 

 

 

  1. Why were rivers important to the early settlers in the state?

 

 

 

 

  1. What three rivers have their sources east of the Green Mountains, but flow west through water gaps to Lake Champlain?

 

 

 

 

  1. Name the large river the rises in Vermont, flows into Canada and then back into Vermont?

 

  1. What is the longest river entirely within Vermont?

 

 

  1. Into what river does Lake Champlain empty?

 

 

  1. What is the Dutch work for the English word “river”?  Give an example of a river in Vermont with the Dutch form in its name.