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- The non-living physical features of the environment such as:
- ~ Light
- ~ Water
- ~ Soil
- ~ Temperature
Processes by which rock, sand, and soil are broken down and carried away (i.e. weathering, glaciation).
A body of water in which a fresh water from rivers opens into and mixes with salt water from the sea
The wide flat border areas around rivers and streams which water will spill out onto during times of high flow.
Natural area that provides food, water, shelter, and space for living organisms.
Harmful substances in the air, water, or soil.
Areas of higher elevation that separate watersheds.
A network of streams and rivers
Water that is NOT soaked up by the land when it rains and then travels to a river system.
Small rivers, creeks, and streams that eventually lead to larger rivers.
The land that water runoff flows across or through on its way to a stream, lake, or wetland.