1. We were standing up on the _________________________

1. We were standing up on the _________________________
where we could see the two streams flowing into the lake.
2. The ___________________________ provide a habitat to many plants and animals that need an area
with an abundance of water to live.
3. Eleven of the state's 13 major _________________________, or drainage basins, are showing snow
accumulations above normal.
4. If we do not try to protect and conserve the land that we have, __________________________ can be
destroyed along with the wildlife that inhabits it.
5. Pieces of debris that can be transported by wind, water, or glaciers is knows as
6. Heavy industrial sites can release pollutants that contaminate the _________________________, which
is extremely difficult to clean up.
7. When freshwater rivers and streams flow into a saltwater ocean, it creates what is called a (n)
8. The constant flow of water from rivers, lakes and streams can transport sediment and over time even
change the shape of the land. This is called ______________________________.
9. There are many _____________________________ that flow in to the Mississippi River.
10. My dad and I go fishing in the __________________________ every summer. It’s a nice, calm area of
water because it is enclosed and protected by land.
11. The ____________________________ of water is measured by the amount of sediment
floating in it.
12. An underground layer of gravel, sand, or silt from which groundwater can be
extracted is a (n) __________________________.
13. After a heavy rainfall, there is a lot of _______________________ that makes its
way into our water system.
ground water
An area of land in which precipitation collects and then
flows and drains into one body of water. Also known as a
drainage basin.
An area of higher ground separating two
adjacent streams or watersheds.
Smaller rivers or streams that flow into a
larger river or stream.
Precipitation that travels across the surface of
the Earth in uncontrolled streams, rivers, drains,
or sewers.
An underground bed or layer of the Earth, gravel,
or porous stone that contains water.
Water that is stored underground that seeped into
the soil, supplying water for springs and aquifers.
A place where fresh and salt water mix (i.e.
a bay, salt marsh, mouth of a river).
A body of water partly enclosed by land,
but having a wide outlet to the sea.
Materials such as rock fragments and grains that
have been transported by wind, water, or glaciers.
Dirtied water, measured by the amount of
particles floating in water that causes light to
Process by which Earth material is moved from
one area to another by water or wind.
A collection of living things and the
environment in which they live.
A lowland habitat, such as a marsh, swamp, or bog
that has a shallow layer of water which still permits
standing vegetation.