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15 Cards in this Set

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the land area through which any water moves or drains to reach a stream
rain entering a watershed as rain or snow is called
when trees and plants use much of the precipitation and then release it back into the air
when the sun dries up precipitation before plants can use it
water traveling to streams that plants did not use is called
stream runoff
continuous movement of water from air into a watershed and back into the air is called
water cycle
water flowing into rock layers below the soil, becoming
small streams begin at places where groundwater comes to the surface
this movement is not common in forest watersheds because the soil quickly absobs the precipitation
surface water
air pollution which removes nutrients from the soil
acid rain
wetlands are __________ zones between______________ and ___________
tranzition, dry land, and deep water
wetland areas are identified by the
quantity of water, types of soi, and vegetation
the most common types of wetlands are
swamps, bogs, and marshes
is defined by the conditionas of saturation, flooding, or ponding long enough during the growing season to develop anaerobic conditions in the upper part.
hydric soil
specialized pplants are called
hydrophytes[or waterloving]