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Env Science Week 9

Week 9 Vocabulary for Environmental Science

Surface Runoff Precipitation that falls to the ground and drains across the surface and eventually finds its way to streams, rivers, lakes, oceans, etc.
Groundwater collected when precipitation falls and it is absorbed into the ground, collects in pores between the soil and weathered rock
sinkhole a natural depression in the Earth's surface caused by the absence of soil or rock and caused by water
watershed an area of land where all the water that is under it or drains off of it goes to the same place, such as a river, stream, creek, or even the ocean
runoff Water that flows over the ground
percolation The downward movement of water into the ground and below the surface
Watershed boundaries the highest points or ridges that surround a body of water; determined by elevation, or the height of the land
outlet The place where a body of water flows into another body of water
Created by: jodytwining