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Lesson 5: "What are the Major Water Forms?"

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bay
a part of an ocean, sea, or lake that reaches into the land; usually smaller than a gulf
canal
a waterway dug across land to connect two bodies of water
channel
an area, wider than a strait, connecting two bodies of water
fiord
a long, narrow deep body of water with steep sides cutting inland from the sea
glacier
a very large land mass of ice moving slowly over land
gulf
a very large land area of an ocean or sea that is partly surrounded by land
harbor
a protected part of a body of water deep enough for ships
lake
a large inland body of fresh or salt water
mouth
the part of a stream or river where the water flows into another body of water
ocean
largest body of salt water on earth; there are 4
river
a large stream of freshwater that flows across the land
river system
all the creeks, streams, and smaller rivers that empty into a larger river
sea
a very large area of the ocean; also could be an area of saltwater that is partly or entirely landlocked
sound
a body of water separating an island from the mainland
source
the place where a waterform begins, such as a stream or river
strait
a narrow waterform that connects two larger bodies of water
tributary
a large stream of water that flows into another body of water
waterfall
a steep fall or flow of water from a height
wetlands
a lowland area that holds fresh or salt water
marsh
an area of low-lying wetlands containing tall grass
swamp
an area of low-lying wetlands containing trees
inlet
narrow opening of water from the sea or ocean into the land
bayou
slow-moving tributaries through a marshy area to another body of water
watershed
an area of land that drains into a river, river system, or body of water
port
a town having a harbor where ships load and unload trade goods
rapids
a fast-moving part of a river caused by a steep fall in the river bed
reservoir
a natural or human-made lake in which water held back by a dam is stored
dam
a structure that holds water back in a lake
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