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Wiki Education Foundation-supported course assignmentEdit

  This article was the subject of a Wiki Education Foundation-supported course assignment, between 8 September 2021 and 19 December 2021. Further details are available on the course page. Student editor(s): Shendralar. Peer reviewers: CarolinaStudent.

Above undated message substituted from assignment by PrimeBOT (talk) 08:13, 17 January 2022 (UTC)


I don't think the articles should be merged. A river mouth is a particular type of confluence and there is lots of research specific to river mouths and estuaries that are not applicable to all confluences. I think the current article, pointing to confluence for more information is helpful. Admittedly, a little more detail in this page would be good. That will never happen if the page is deleted. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chogg (talkcontribs) 20:22, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

Oppose. Plenty of river mouths are not confluences (eg, those emptying into oceans, or those disappearing into the ground, drying up in the desert, etc), and there are confluences that are not river mouths (such as canal confluences). Granted this page is a stub, but that just means it needs someone to become inspired to work on it. Pfly (talk) 07:55, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Oppose per Pyfly. This article simply needs to be expanded. - Sweet Nightmares 15:50, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Well I've started to expand on this. Does anyone have any comments or contributions? The structure I've picked is broken down into the geomorphology at a river mouth and the motion of the water at this significant change in river flow. This seems to be a good structure to start with, and I think the facts are quite clear on these topics. Is there any particular cultural or economic significance about river mouths?

Another good split would be to talk about whether the receiving water is saline or fresh. The river flow is different in these two cases, as the freshwater is almost always lighter than the saltwater. In the salt water case, ports are often built around river mouths.

A picture would be very good. I'll see if I have any good ones.

Chogg (talk) 19:41, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Added some more content and description to the article. Maybe some more content for culture is needed? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shendralar (talkcontribs) 04:05, 8 December 2021 (UTC)

New nameEdit

I changed the name of the article from "mouth (water stream)" to "river mouth". I know that the new name is not perfect, as it seems to exclude the mouths of streams smaller than rivers. However, "river" is already used in front of other terms for disambiguation when "stream" or "creek" could also apply. For example,

Although, at least a couple of these could be changed to "stream" instead of "river". I could have used "stream mouth", as "stream" is used by some disciplines for a flowing body of water of any size, but "stream mouth" just does not sound right to me. If you want me to change the name back or change it to a different name, please contact me on my talk page instead of this page. -- Kjkolb (talk) 10:42, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Sounds good to me. And thanks. Awickert (talk) 07:48, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
Ye its new name is better. Knight of Gloucestershire (talk) 17:15, 2 September 2013 (UTC)


This stub hasn't been expanded significantly ever since it was made a stub. I suggest those who are interested in rivers etc. and others who just want to contribute to this area of wikipedia to work on this. Knight of Gloucestershire (talk) 17:15, 2 September 2013 (UTC)