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Reservoir
a) a lake that stores water for human use, man-made b) a large, flowing stream of water fed by other smaller streams, or tributaries c) a nearly flat plain along the course of a stream or river that is naturally subject to flooding d) all the land that feeds water into a river
Lake
a) a lake that stores water for human use, man-made b) the portion of Earth that contains water c) a large, flowing stream of water fed by other smaller streams, or tributaries d) a low area of land where surface water run-off accumulates
Wetland
a) a natural ridge of land that separates watersheds b) land area covered with water during some part or all of the year: marshes, swamps, bogs c) substances such as nitrogen and phosphorous (in fertilizers) that enable plants and algae to grow d) nutrients building up in a lake over many years, turns into a meadow
Tributaries
a) streams and smaller rivers that feed into a main river b) nutrients building up in a lake over many years, turns into a meadow c) substances such as nitrogen and phosphorous (in fertilizers) that enable plants and algae to grow d) a lake that stores water for human use, man-made
Floodplain
a) all the land that feeds water into a river b) streams and smaller rivers that feed into a main river c) land area covered with water during some part or all of the year d) a nearlt flat plane along the course of a stream or river that is naturally subject to flooding
River
a) a natural ridge of land that separates watersheds b) a low area of land where surface water run-off accumulates c) a large, flowing stream of water fed by other smaller streams d) a place where water is stored
Hydrosphere
a) the portion of Earth that contains water b) streams and small rivers that feed into a main river c) all the land that feeds water into a river d) a natural ridge of land that separates watersheds
Flood Plain
a) the place where b) the land area that supplies water to a river system c) the broad, flat valley through which the river flows d) one watershed is separated by another by a ridge of land
Divide
a) one watershed is separated by another ridge of land b) the broad, flat valley through which the river flows c) the place between the saturated zone and unsaturated zone d) the process by which soil and rock are left behind
Deposition
a) when water flows down the side of the mountain into the river b) the process where soil and rock are carries away by water c) the process by which soil and rock are left behind d) the broas, flat valley through which the river flows
Sediment
a) the particles of rock and soil that are picked up and moved by erosion and deposition b) the process by which soil and rock are left behind c) process by which fragments of soil and rock are broken off from the ground surface and carries away d) the land area that supplies water to a river system
Ox-bow lake
a) the broad, flat valley through which the river flows b) one watershed is separated from another by a ridge of land c) the particles of rock and soil that are picked up and moved by erosion and deposition d) the crescent shape, cutoff body of water that remains
Delta
a) an area where salty ocean water is mixed with fresh water from rivers b) the particles of rock and soil that are picked up by moved erosion and deposition c) the deposits that build up at the river's mouth d) the process by which soil and rock are left behind
Mouth
a) the end of a river, where it meets a lake or ocean b) the deposits that build up at the end of the river c) the place where the fish eat d) the crescent-shape, cutoff body of water that remains
Estuary
a) the deposits that build up at the river's mouth b) where the ocean meets a river or lake c) the crecent-shaped cutoff body of water near a river d) an area where salty ocean water mixed with fresh water from river
Water table
a) top of the saturation zone b) an area where salty ocean water is mixed with fresh water from rivers c) the layer of rocks and soil above the water table d) a place where animals come to drink
Aquifer:
a) top of the saturation zone b) underground layer of rock or sediment that holds water and allows water to flow through it c) the layer of rocks and soil above the water table d) deposits that build up at the river's mouth
Impermeable:
a) allows water to pass through b) underground layer or rock or sediment that holds water and allows water to flow through it c) does not allow water to pass through d) top of the saturation zone
Permeable:
a) Is an underground water system b) allows water to pass through c) does not allow water to pass through d) is the end of a river, where a lake meets the ocean
Unsaturated Zone
a) an area where salty ocean water is mixed with fresh water from rivers b) the bends and curves of a river c) top of the saturation zone d) the layer of rocks and soil above the water table, no water
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