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