Hulsey's Chapter 11 Science Voc

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  1. the process by which wind, water, ice, or gravity transports soil and sediment from one location to another
    erosion
  2. the continuous movement of water from the ocean to the atmosphere to the land and back to the ocean
    water cycle
  3. a stream that flows into a lake or into a larger stream
    tributary
  4. the area of land that is drained by a water system
    watershed
  5. the boundary between drainage areas that have streams that flow in opposite directions
    divide
  6. the path that a stream follows
    channel
  7. the materials carried by a stream
    load
  8. the process in which material is laid down
    deposition
  9. a fan-shaped mass of material deposited at the mouth of a stream
    delta
  10. a fan-shaped mass of material deposited by a stream when the slope of the land decreases sharply
    alluvial fan
  11. an area along a river that forms from sediments deposited when the river overflows its banks
    floodplain
  12. the upper surface of underground water; the upper boundary of the zone of saturation
    water table
  13. a body of rock or sediment that stores groundwater and allows the flow of groundwater
    aquifer
  14. the percentage of the total volume of a rock or sediment that consists of open spaces
    porosity
  15. the ability of a rock or sediment to let fluids pass through its open spaces, or pores
    permeability
  16. an area in which water travels downward to become part of an aquifer
    recharge zone
  17. a spring whose water flows from a crack in the cap rock over the aquifer
    artesian spring
  18. pollution that comes from a specific site
    point-source pollution
  19. pollution that comes from many sources rather than from a single, specific site
    nonpoint-source pollution
  20. a facility that cleans the waste materials found in water that comes from sewers or drains
    sewage treatment plant
  21. a tank that separates solid waste from liquids and that has bacteria that break down the solid waste
    septic tank

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