Rivers of Vermont

watershed : includes all the land that is drained by a network of rivers and streams, which flow into a larger body of water such as a river, lake or ocean.

drainage basin :
an area of land that drains water, sediment, and dissolved materials into a larger body of water.

tributary :
when a small stream flows into a larger stream or river, the smaller stream is called a tributary of the larger stream.

water gap :
the places where the rivers have cut through the mountains