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watershed scienice

virginia watersheds

TermDefinition
tributary a stream or river that supplies water to a larger body of water
river system the main river and its tributary
watershed the land area that supplies water to a river
divide a rigde of land that seperates the direction that water flows
continental divide rocky mountains
estuary a partlliy enclosed body of water where fresh water mixes with salty ocean water
brackish a mixture of salt and fresh water
salinity the amount of salt the water
wetland a habitat that is covered in water most of the time
swamp type of wetland with tall twisted trees
marsh type of wetland with reeds and grasses
bogg type of wetland with thick peat
ecosystem the living and nonliving part of a community
habitat the place of where a animale or plant live
largets watershied in usa mississippi river
largest estuary in the usa chesapeake bay
point source of pollution comes froms a pirticiluar location such as a factory or pipe
non-point source pollution comes from multiply sources like farms and roads
dangers to wetland and estuary pollution and construction
va rivers that lead to the chesapeak bay potamac rappahannock york james
va rivers that connect to mississippi river ohio new
va rivers that lead to Albemarie sound roanoke chowan
watersheds on the eastern shore of va chesapeake bay and atlantic ocean
biotic living things such as plants and animals
abiotic nonliving things such as sunlight air and water
types of estuaries bay lagoon harbor sound inlet
jobs of estuaries recreation, habitat for aquatic organsims, source of food, nursey for young animals
jobs of wetlands filter water, protect land from flooding, habitiat for birds
nutrient pollution caused algae to grow which blocks sunlight and lowers oxygen levels under water so organisms die
examples of point source pollution oil spills, sewage dumped into a river
ex. of nonpoint source pollution runoff from farms and streets, erosion
river fresh water that begins in the mountains, flows downhill, and ends in the ocean.
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