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3-3 The Force of Moving Water

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Energy
the ability to do work or cause change
Potential Energy
energy that is stored and waiting to be used later
Kinetic Energy
the energy an object has due to its motion
Abrasion
the wearing away of rock by a grinding action
Load
the amount of sediment that a river carries
Slope
the amount the river drops toward sea level over a given distance
Flow
the volume of water that moves past a point on the river at a given time
Friction
the force that opposes the motion of one surface as it moves across another surface
Turbulence
a movement of water where rather than moving downstream, the water moves every which way