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The Water Cycle Vocabulary
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an underground layer of rock, sand, or other material through which groundwater flows
the process by which water changes from a gas to a liquid state.
a triangle-shaped area of land formed by sediment at the mouth of a river.
the act or process by which wind or water sets down sediment
the gradual wearing away of rock or soil by water, wind, or ice
the change of water from a liquid state to a gas state, due to an increase in temperature
water held underground in soil or rock, often feeding springs and wells
water that falls from clouds in the form of rain, snow, sleet, or hail.
excess water, not absorbed by the soil that flows downhill
a long ridge of sand formed in a body of water by currents or tides
particles of dirt and rock that are carried by water, wind, or ice and deposited elsewhere
water found above ground, on land
the path water takes, and the changes it goes through, as it cycles through the environment
a small particle of water, made up of hydrogen and oxygen
the gaseous state of water
the area of land that catches rain and snowmelt when it flows as runoff
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