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Water in Colorado Unit Review
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The change of state from a gas to a liquid in the clouds.
The change of state from a liquid to a gas
Any form of water that falls from clouds and reaches Earth's surface as rain, snow, sleet, or hail.
An increase in amount of water over a period of time
Evaporation of water from the leaves of a plant through "plant breathing"
The main source of energy that drives the water cycle
2 processes that add water to the atmosphere
Evaporation and Transpiration
________% of the world is covered by salt water
How much of the Earth is covered by fresh water?
What percentage of Earth's fresh water is in glaciers and ice caps?
What percentage of Earth's fresh water is in groundwater?
What percentage of Earth's fresh water is in lakes?
What percentage of Earth's fresh water is in rivers?
What is a watershed?
An area of land separated by a ridgeline or high point where water flows to a body of water (such as a stream, river, lake or ocean)
Why does water flow downhill?
If water falls on the west side, which way will the water flow?
If water falls on the east side, which way will the water flow?
Which watershed do we live in here in Arvada?
South Platte River Watershed
What water source do wells dig into?
What is the 80-80 issue?
80% of the water is on the West side of Colorado and 80% of the people live on the East side of Colorado
What did early settlers have to create to get the water to the east side of the mountains?
What is a continental divide?
A ridge line on a continent that separates water into different watersheds.
If one uses 2.1 gallons of water a minute to shower, how many gallons does one use after an 8 minute shower?
What harms watersheds?
Fertilizer, paint, trash, chemicals, washing car in driveway with soap or wax, pesticides, etc.
Who is the tallest female, 6th grade, core teacher?
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