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Erosion The process by which wind, water, ice, or gravity transport soil and sediment from one location to another
Water cycle The continuations movement of water from the ocean to the atmosphere to the land and back to the ocean
Tributary A stream the flows into a lake or into a larger stream
Watershed The area of land that is drained by a water system
Divide The boundary between drainage areas that have stream that flow in opposite system
Channel The path that a stream follows
Load The materials carried by a stream
Deposition The process in witch material is laid down
Delta A fan-shaped mass of material deposited at the mouth of a stream
Alluvial fan A fan-shaped mass of material deposited by a stream when the slope of the land decreases sharply
Floodplain An area along a river that flows from sediment deposits when the river overflow ita??s banks
Water table The upper surface of underground water and the upper boundary of the zone of saturation
Aquifer A body of rock or sediment that stores groundwater and allows the flow of groundwater
Porosity The percentage of the total volume of a rock or sediment that consists of open spaces
Permeability The ability of a rock or sediment to let fluids pass through its open spaces, or prose
Fresh water

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