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Watershed

TermDefinition
Watershed the LAND that water flows over to reach a body of water
Estuary where saltwater and freshwater mix
tributary small river, stream, creek or run
run off water that flows over the surface of land to reach a stream or storm drain
erosion land that is weathered away by wind or water
point source pollution can trace back to where it came from
ridgeline/divide separates watersheds (high ground)
non point source pollution can't trace back to where it came from
flood plain flat land around a river that floods with heavy rain or snowmelt
sediment mud, sand or dirty in the water
Chesapeake Bay largest estuary in North America
groundwater water that is found underground
thermal pollution heated up water that can come from factories or run off
salinity amount of salt in water
headwaters beginning of a river
storm drains where runoff enters the tributaries and rivers without being treated
Created by: sdrogers