Glencoe Science Earth Science Chapter 9 Surface Water - incomplete

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runoff

water that flows downslope on Earth's surface and may enter a stream, river, or lake; its rate is influenced by the angle of the slope, vegetation, rate of precipitation, and soil composition

watershed

land area drained by a stream system; also called drainage basin

divide

elevated land that divides one watershed, or drainage basin, from another

solution

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suspension

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bed load

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discharge

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flood

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floodplain

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stream channel

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stream bank

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meander

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delta

triangular deposit, usually made up of silt and clay particles, that forms where a stream enters a large body of water

rejuvenation

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lake

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eutrophication

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wetland

low-lying land area, such as a bog or a marsh, that is covered with water a large part of the year and supports specific plant species

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