Water Vocabulary

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Water Vocabulary
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  1. an underground layer of permeable rock that contains water
    Aquifer
  2. a well in which pressurized water flows upward to the surface
    Artesian well
  3. The process by which a gas changes to a liquid
    Condensation
  4. a long period of abnormally low amounts of rainfall
    Drought
  5. the process by which liquid changes into a gas
    Evaporation
  6. water that is not salty and has little or no taste, color or smell. Most lakes and rivers are this type of water
    Fresh water
  7. a large mass of ice that exists year round and moves over land
    Glacier
  8. water that is stored underground
    Groundwater
  9. a mass of floating ice that broke away from a glacier
    Iceberg
  10. resistant to the passage of water
    Impermeable
  11. pollution with a source that is hard to find or scattered
    Nonpoint-source pollution
  12. allowing the passage of water
    Permeable
  13. pollution that enters water from a known source
    Point-source pollution
  14. any type of liquid or solid water that falls to Earth’s surface such as rain, hail, sleet, or snow
    Precipitation
  15. measure of the amount of dissolved salt in water
    Salinity
  16. water that contains dissolved salts and other minerals – oceans consist of this type of water.
    Salt water
  17. a small sewage system usually for one home or business that uses an underground tank to treat wastewater.
    Septic system
  18. a system that collects and treats wastewater from a city or town
    Sewage system
  19. a flow of water from the ground at a place where the surface of the land dips below the water table
    Spring
  20. the continuous movement of water on Earth, through its atmosphere, and in the living things on Earth.
    Water cycle
  21. the highest part in the ground that is saturated, or completely filled with water
    Water table
  22. process where water from plants is transferred to the atmosphere
    Transpiration
  23. process where surface water soaks into the ground
    Infiltration
  24. Land
    Lithosphere
  25. Water
    Hydrosphere
  26. Air
    Atmosphere

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