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water cycle
The continuous movement of water from the ocean to the atmosphere to the land and back to the ocean
watershed
The area of land that is drained by a water system.
divide
The boundary between drainage areas that have streams that flow in opposite directions
Groundwater/Aquifer
The water found and crack and pores in sand, gravel and rocks below the earths surface
Ecosystem
A natural system linked by living (plants, animals) and nonliving (soil, air, water) things.
Ecological footprint
The amount of land and water needed to support one's lifestyle using current technology.
Vegetative Buffer
Plants and trees surrounding a river or stream.
Point Source Pollution
Discharge entering a stream at a specific, detectable point such as a pipe or outfall.
Algal Bloom
Rapid, dense growth of algae that robs the water of oxygen as it dies and decomposes.
Storm water
Surplus water from rain and melted snow.
Non-Point source Pollution
Pollution that has no identifiable source.