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The top zone of soil and rock that is saturated with water.
Water table
Watering of land through ditches.
irrigation
Process by which water changes from a gas to liquid droplets.
condensation
The first streams to form from the runoff of precipitation that falls on hills and mountains.
headwaters
A stream that flows into a larger stream.
tributary
All the water on the earth.
hydrosphere
When a river meets seawater.
estuary
A rock layer that allows space for water storage.
aquifer
The circulation of water on land and water.
hydrologic cycle
Body of water that is surrounded by land.
lake
Water found below the earth's surface.
groundwater
Water vapor coming from the leaves of plants.
transpiration
Body of water that is at sea level and has access to the ocean.
sea
Process by which water goes from a liquid to a gas.
evaporation
The shallowest part of the ocean.
continental shelf
Evaporation combined with the water vapor from leaves.
evapotranspiration