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Water&Soil

5th Grade Science

TermDefinition
Barrier Island over many years these deposits may build into a new land form
Beach nourishment dumping new sand onto eroding beaches to restore them
contour plowing the soil is plowed in curved rows that follow the shape of the land
dam a wall across a river
dredging the deepening and widening of a river or harbor
flood this occurs when water flows or collects over land that is normally dry
floodway a path for flood water to flow over
jetty thin narrow walls built from the shoreline into the ocean
levee an embankment built to prevent the overflow of a river
resorvior behind a dam, river water collects into an artificial lake
sea wall a tall wall built along the rear edge of the beach
soil this a natural resource that is made up of minerals and small rocks, water, gasses, and organic matter
storm drain pipes or channels that carry away storm water, typically from streams or parking lots
subsoil below the topsoil are one or more layers of this
terrace farming crops are planted in level sections called this
topsoil this is the surface layer of soil
Created by: nkittie