continuos movement of water among Earth's atmosphere, oceans, and land surface through evaporation, condensation, and precipitation, driven by the sun's energy
evaporation of water from inside the leaves of plants
water that flows over the ground surface rather than soaking into the ground
water that fills the cracks and spaces in underground soil and rock layers
process by which sediments are laid down in a new location
process by which weathered rocks and solid paticles are carried to a new location
the amount of sediment carried by a river
land area in which runoff drains into a particular river system
a stream or smaller river that feeds into a main river
beginning of a river
end of a river where it joins another larger body of water
a wide sloping depsoit of sediment formed when a stream leaves a mountain range
sediments deposited at the mouth of a river where it meets a larger body of water
ridge of deposited sediments running parallel to the river
artificial lake where freshwater is stored
underground region in which the pore spaces are filled with water
underground region in which the pore spaces ar filled mostly with air
level below which the ground is saturated
layer of rock or sediment that allows water to pass through easily
well from which water flows on its own without pumping
when harmful or unwanted substances contaminate a natural resource
wide valley through which a river flows
a meander cut off from a river
the grinding away of rock by other rock particles
a type of movement of water in which, rather than moving downstream, the water moves every which way
a ridge of land that separates one watershed from another
a land area that is covered by a shallow layer of water during some or all of the year
characteristic of a material that is full of tiny, connected, air spaces that water can seep through
characteristic of materials, such as clay and granite, through which water does not easily pass
a place where groundwater flows to the surface
a specific source of pollution that can be identified
a widely spread source of pollution that is difficult to link to a specific point of origin
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