A report on Stream and Bank (geography)

Aubach (Wiehl) in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Diagram of a river's left and right banks
Rocky stream in Italy
A sloping sandy point bar (close side) and the vegetation-stabilized cut bank (far side) on the Namoi River in New South Wales, Australia. These two constitute the banks of the river.
Frozen stream in Enäjärvi, Pori, Finland
A man-made lake in Keukenhof with grass banks
Stream near Montriond in southeastern France
An eastern bank of the Pielisjoki in Joensuu, Finland
Wyming Brook in Sheffield, UK
A small stream in Lake Parramatta, Sydney
Stream with low gradient surrounded by natural riparian vegetation (Rhineland-Palatinate)
A low level stream in Macon County, Illinois, US
Small tributary stream, Diamond Ridge, Alaska, US
Creek in Perisher Ski Resort, Australia
Stream in Southbury, US
Australian creek, low in the dry season, carrying little water. The energetic flow of the stream had, in flood, moved finer sediment further downstream. There is a pool to lower right and a riffle to upper left of the photograph.
Stream in Alberta
A small, narrow stream flowing down a tiny dell in Pennsylvania.

A stream is a continuous body of surface water flowing within the bed and banks of a channel.

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In limnology (the study of inland waters), a stream bank or river bank is the terrain alongside the bed of a river, creek, or stream.

- Bank (geography)
Aubach (Wiehl) in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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The Amazon River (dark blue) and the rivers which flow into it (medium blue).

River

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The Amazon River (dark blue) and the rivers which flow into it (medium blue).
The start of a mountain stream.
Melting toe of Athabasca Glacier, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
The Colorado River at Horseshoe Bend, Arizona
The Porvoo River (Porvoonjoki) in the medieval town of Porvoo, Finland
Nile River delta, as seen from Earth orbit. The Nile is an example of a wave-dominated delta that has the classic Greek letter delta (Δ) shape after which river deltas were named.
A radar image of a 400 km river of methane and ethane near the north pole of Saturn's moon Titan
River meandering course
Flash flooding caused by a large amount of rain falling in a short amount of time
The mouth of the River Seaton in Cornwall after heavy rain caused flooding and significant erosion of the beach.
Frozen river in Alaska
Leisure activities on the River Avon at Avon Valley Country Park, Keynsham, United Kingdom. A boat giving trips to the public passes a moored private boat.
Watermill in Belgium.
River bank repair

A river is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river.

A river begins at a source (or more often several sources) which is usually a watershed, drains all the streams in its drainage basin, follows a watercourse, and ends at either at a mouth or mouths which could be a confluence, river delta, etc. The water in a river is usually confined to a channel, made up of a stream bed between banks.

A stream bed armored with rocks

Stream bed

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A stream bed armored with rocks
The old bed of the Mississippi River near Kaskaskia, Illinois, left behind after the river shifted
A woman digs in a dry stream bed in Kenya to find water during a drought.

A stream bed or streambed is the channel bottom of a stream or river, the physical confine of the normal water flow.

The lateral confines or channel margins are known as the stream banks or river banks, during all but flood stage.

Vivari Channel in Albania links Lake Butrint with the Straits of Corfu.

Channel (geography)

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Type of landform consisting of the outline of a path of relatively shallow and narrow body of water or of other fluids , most commonly the confine of a river, river delta or strait.

Type of landform consisting of the outline of a path of relatively shallow and narrow body of water or of other fluids , most commonly the confine of a river, river delta or strait.

Vivari Channel in Albania links Lake Butrint with the Straits of Corfu.
Wooden pilings mark the navigable channel for vessels entering Lake George from the St. Johns River in Florida.

A stream channel is the physical confine of a stream (river) consisting of a bed and stream banks.

A well-preserved natural riparian strip on a tributary to Lake Erie

Riparian zone

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A well-preserved natural riparian strip on a tributary to Lake Erie
Thick riparian vegetation along the Pisuerga River in Spain
Riparian zone along Trout Creek in the Trout Creek Mountains, part of the Burns Bureau of Land Management District in southeastern Oregon. The creek provides critical habitat for trout.
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alt=A rocky, brown stream bank mostly bare of vegetation, with a few aspen trees in the background|Cottonwood Creek riparian area in southeastern Oregon before restoration, 1988
alt=The same stream bank lined with short grasses, with more aspen trees in the background|Cottonwood Creek riparian area during recovery, 2000
alt=The same stream bank lined with higher grasses that obscure most of the water, with a thicker aspen grove behind|Cottonwood Creek riparian area after restoration, 2002

A riparian zone or riparian area is the interface between land and a river or stream.

Plant habitats and communities along the river margins and banks are called riparian vegetation, characterized by hydrophilic plants.