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Wetland and Watershed

Term Definition
runoff water from rain or snow that flows over the surface of the ground into streams
tributary a stream that flows into a larger stream or river
estuary an enclosed body of water where fresh water from the rivers and streams mixes with salt water fro the ocean
groundwater flow water that becomes saturated in the soil or ground
weathering the process of breaking rocks into smaller pieces
erosion the process of carrying away rocks and minerals
watershed a watershed includes all that land that drains or "sheds" into a body of water.
wetland and area of land that is wet

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