Flash Cards

Wetlands and Watershed

Question Answer
What is a watershed? A watershed is an area of land that drains or "sheds" into a body of water.
Name the 6 states that make up the Chesapeake Bay watershed Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, Maryland
What is erosion? Erosion is the process of CARRYING AWAY rocks and minerals.
What is the difference between weathering and erosion? Weathering is the process of breaking rocks into smaller pieces by the effects of the weather. The rocks do not move but simply break down next to each other. Erosion, on the other hand, is the process of carrying away the rocks and minerals
What causes erosion? Wind, ice, water and gravity causes erosion
How do people impact a watershed? People can have a huge impact on a watershed. If people pollute, eventually the pollution will go into a body of water and then drain into the ocean

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