Type
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Description

An example of this is the sun. Renewable resource
An example of this is coal. Nonrenewable resource
Animals or plants that are at risk of becoming extinct. Endangered species
A single source that is identifiable Point source pollution
A species that causes harm to the environment or humans. Invasive species
The measure of salt that has dissolved in water. Salinty
Describing networks of streams. River System
Precipitation that contains acid-forming chemicals. Acid Rain
An example of this is concrete. Impervious Surface
A sewer that carries away water from heavy rain. Storm drain
Gradual wearing away of soil, rocks, etc. through wind or water Erosion
Water held underground. Groundwater
Where a tide meets a stream. Estuary
A river or stream that flows into a larger river. Tributary
Richness of nutrients in bodies of water. Eutrophication

Water Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Having a positively charged end and a negatively charged end Polarity
water sticking to water Cohesion
Water sticking to another surface Adhesion
The skin of the water created by cohesion. Surface tension
The ratio of mass to volume in a substance. Density
The amount of energy to raise temperature. Specific heat
The saltiness of a body of water. Salinity
Water that flows over the land without sinking. Runoff
Underwater vent found near volcanoes. Hydrothermal vent
Weather pattern that develops over the ocean. El-Nino
Zone of the ocean. Photic zone
Water located below Earth's surface. Groundwater
A rock layer that collects and stores groundwater. Aquifer
A surface able to penetrated by water. Permeable
A surface that water cannot penetrate. Impermeable
An area of land that drains into drains, etc, to a river. Watershed
The land that water flows across or under. River basin
Freshwater stream. Tributary
Where freshwater and saltwater mix and meet. Estuary
Large material or artificial lake. Reservoir
Movement of cold water. Upwelling
A process, weathered rock is picked up and moved. Erosion
Where eroded materials such as rock and other materials are deposited by water, wind, ice. Sedimentation
Organisms that live in top layer of ocean. Phytoplankton
Enrichment of an ecosystem. Eutrophication
When organisms go far down. Chemosynthesis
Technique that uses sound. Sonar
Amount of present in the water. Dissolved oxygen

Water resources Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

If you don't get your drinking water from a river or reservoir, you probably get it from here Groundwater
A specific body of underground water Aquifer
Where most of South Jersey gets it's drinking water Kirkwood Cohansey Aquifer
A body of underground water close to the surface Unconfined aquifer
An impermeable layer underground that water cannot easily pass through Confining Bed
A body of water underneath of an impermeable layer Confined Aquifer
The highest point of the groundwater, closest to the surface Water Table
The total area underground that is filled with water Zone Of Saturation
Water can flow through a material (adj.). Example: a grassy field permeable
Water cannot flow through a material (adj.). Example: a parking lot impermeable
An area of land that drains to a particular body of water on the surface watershed
When rain water seeps underground into an aquifer recharge
Rain water that flows over the surface, often into a stormdrain, to a local stream and ultimately to the ocean Stormwater Runoff
Something people build to capture runoff from an impermeable surface, using natural processes Green Infrastructure
A container for holding water that falls on your roof and flows through the gutter. Often used for gardening Rain Barrel
A planted area, dug out to be lower than the surrounding area, where stormwater can pool and slowly infiltrate into the ground. Often uses native plants Rain Garden
Using native plants that are accustomed to your area's climate, and therefore don't need much extra watering. Also called xeriscaping, from the Greek "xeri" meaning dry naturescaping
A planted area, using grasses, shrubs, and/or trees, that slows down and soaks up stormwater before it reaches a stream or river Riparian Buffer
A special type of pavement that water can flow through. Also called permeable pavement Porous Concrete
Certification that a product meets a certain level of water efficiency. This is to water what EnergyStar is to electricity WaterSense

Water Resources: Environmental Science Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Water found on Earth's land surface. Surface Water
Continuous movement of water between Earth and its atmosphere Water Cycle
A flowing network of water formed by rivers and streams River System
Area of land that is drained by a river Watershed
Water found beneath the earth's surface groundwater
Underground formation that contains groundwater Aquifer
ability of rock or soil to allow water to flow through it permeability
Area of Earth's surface from which water percolates down into an aquifer recharge zone
A hole that is dug or drilled to reach groundwater well
percentage of the total volume of a rock that has spaces (pores) porosity
The level undergound where rocks and soil are saturated with water water table

freshwater vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the area of land that is drained by a river system watershed
the path that a stream follows channel
any form of water that falls to Earth's surface from the clouds; includes rain, snow, sleet, and hail precipitation
the materials carried by a stream load
the raising of aquatic plants and animals for human use or consumption aquifer
the change of state from a liquid to a gas evaporation
the ability of a rock or sediment to let fluids pass through its open spaces, or pores permeability
the volume of water that flows within a given time discharge
a stream that flows into a lake or into a larger stream tributary
the percentage of the total volume of a rock or sediment that consists of open spaces porosity
the water that is beneath the Earth's surface groundwater
a well whose water comes from an artesian aquifer artesian well
the branch of science concerned with the properties of the earth's water, especially its movement in relation to land. hydrology
an area of low-lying ground adjacent to a river, formed mainly of river sediments and subject to flooding foodplain
a place where water or oil wells up from an underground source, or the basin or flow formed in such a way. spring
a large natural or artificial lake used as a source of water supply. reservoir
an area of land that does not let water pass through easily impermeable
the bed or channel in which a river flows. riverbed
water that collects on the surface of the ground. surface water
the property of a solid, liquid, or gaseous chemical substance solubility

Hydrology Unit Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

mass of water found on, under, and over the surface of a planet. HYDROSPHERE
water present beneath Earth's surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of rock formations Ground water
an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas. Watershed
study of the movement, distribution, and quality of water on Earth and other planets HYDROLOGY
of or found in fresh water; not of the sea FRESHWATER
all the waters on the earth's surface, such as lakes and seas HYDROSPHERE
an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock, rock fractures or unconsolidated materials AQUIFER
may be anywhere on Earth that is covered by seawater OCEAN BASIN
a partly enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it estuary
oceanographic phenomenon that involves wind-driven motion of dense, cooler, and usually nutrient-rich water towards the ocean surface, UPWELLING
The integration and application of environmental values into the military mission in order to sustain readiness, improve quality of life STEWARDSHIP
biological conversion of one or more carbon molecules CHEMOSYNTHESIS
a single identifiable source of air, Water pollution, thermal, noise or light pollution POINT SOURCE POLLUTION
introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change POLLUTION
saltiness or dissolved salt content of a body of water SALINITY
water pollution affects a water body from sources such as polluted runoff from agricultural areas draining into a river, or wind-borne debris blowing out to sea. NONPOINTPOLLUTION
the cloudiness or haziness of a fluid caused by large numbers of individual particles that are generally invisible to the naked eye TURBIDITY
a rapid increase or accumulation in the population of algae ALGAL BLOOM
a numeric scale used to specify the acidity or basicity(alkalinity) of an aqueous solution pH
of, found in, or produced by the sea MARINE
may be anywhere on Earth that is covered by seawater OCEAN BASIN
a substance that pollutes something, especially water or the atmosphere POLLUTANT
species that can be used to monitor the health of an environment or ecosystem. BIO-INDICATOR
change of the physical state of matter from gas phase into liquid phase CONDENSATION
rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. PRECIPITATION
the draining away of water (or substances carried in it) from the surface of an area of land, a building or structure, etc. RUNOFF
a type of vaporization of a liquid that occurs from the surface of a liquid into a gaseous phase EVAPORATION
process of water movement through a lant and its evaporation from aerial parts TRANSPIRATION

Watershed Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A body of water that is mostly surrounded by land Bay
A species of plants or animals that is at serious risk of extinction Endangeredspecies
The amount of salt in the water Salinity
When it rains and water doesn't have a place to go it creates its own path Runoff
A area of land that drains into a common body of water Watershed
When land gradually gets destroyed by natural forces (water,wind,ice) Erosion
A salt or compound that has phosphorus in it and is usually in products like fertilizers Phosphates
A drain where all the water goes when it rains Stromdrain
To keep something in its original state Preservation
A surface that does not collect water Impervioussurface
Species that aren't from here Invasivespecies
Species that are from here Nativespecies
A environment that has all the things a particular plant or animal needs to survive Niche
A natural environment that has the ability to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere Carbonsink
The water is slightly salty (mixture of river water and seawater) Brackish
A area that keeps 2 things separated Bufferzone
A river or stream flowing into a larger river or lake Tributary

6.7 Watershed Key terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The land area that supplies water to a river system. Watershed
A ridge of land that separates two watersheds Divide
A stream that flows into a larger stream Tributary
Is the saltiness or dissolved salt content of a body of water Salinity
A river and alot of tributaries River System
The purity of water; how much of other substances are in the water besies the water itself Water Quality
The process of water, ice, wind, or gravity moving sediments Erosion
Pieces of rock or soil that are frequently carried away by moving water in rivers and streams. Sediment
The process of sediment settling ("dropping") in a new location Deposition
The cloudiness or clarity of the water, it determains water quality Turbidity
A broad, flat valley that a river flows through. Flood plain
An area of land that is covered with a shallow layer of waterduring at least part of the year. Wetland
A body of water where fresh water and salt water mix together Estuary
Organisms without backbones, which are visable to the eye without the aid of a microscope (crayfish, snail, worm) Macroinvertebrate
Nonliving factors of a ecosystem Abiotic
The living factors in an ecosystem Biotic
A wetland that looks like a flooded forest with trees and shrubs, most common in the south Swamp
A wetland with tall grass-like plants and no trees. Marsh
A marsh that has brackish or salt water near a coastline. Salt Marsh
Water from precipitation that flows over the ground surface instead of soaking into the ground Runoff
Water that is partly salt and partly fresh, characteritics of estuaries Brackish
This measures how much acidity is in the water. 1-14 PH Potential Hydrogen
A wetland that has mostly mosses, without grasses or trees, most common in the north Bog
Both the living community and the nonliving factors that affect it Ecosystem

weathering and erosion Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the process of eroding or being eroded by wind, water, or other natural agents erosion
the process of breaking big rocks into little ones. This process usually happens near the surface of the planet mechanical weathering
the erosion or disintegration of rocks, building materials, etc., caused by chemical reactions (chiefly with water and substances dissolved in it) rather than by mechanical processes. chemical weathering
is caused by the repeated freeze-thaw cycle of water in extreme climates. Most rocks have small cracks in them, called joints (or, tectonic joints). When it rains, rainwater seeps into these joints. As the day cools and temperatures at night drop below freezing, the water inside the joints freezes. frost wedging
an area damaged by scraping or wearing away. abrasion
the process of rocks wearing there old surface off exfoliation
the chemical breakdown of a compound due to reaction with water. hydrolysis
ainfall made sufficiently acidic by atmospheric pollution that it causes environmental harm, typically to forests and lakes. The main cause is the industrial burning of coal and other fossil fuels, the waste gases from which contain sulfur and nitrogen oxides, which combine with atmospheric water to form acids. acid rain
the process or result of oxidizing or being oxidized. oxidation
the movement of surface material caused by gravity. mass movement
move slowly and carefully, especially in order to avoid being heard or noticed. creep
a fluid or hardened stream or avalanche of mud. mud flow
separate or be separated into parts divide
an extent or an area of land where surface water from rain, melting snow, or ice converges to a single point at a lower elevation, usually the exit of the basin drainage basin
particles in a flowing fluid (usually water) that are transported along the bed. bed load
allow (a liquid, gas, or other substance) to flow out from where it has been confined. discharge
a river thats conected to other rivers river system
a mixture in which particles are dispersed throughout the bulk of a fluid. suspension
an increase or decrease in the magnitude of a property (e.g., temperature, pressure, or concentration) observed in passing from one point or moment to another. gradient
the maximum amount that something can contain. capacity
a curved lake formed at a former oxbow where the main stream of the river has cut across the narrow end and no longer flows around the loop of the bend. oxbow lake
a winding curve or bend of a river or road. meander
an area of low-lying ground adjacent to a river, formed mainly of river sediments and subject to flooding. flood plain
the ability to do something successfully or efficiently. competence
a landform that forms from deposition of sediment carried by a river as the flow leaves its mouth and enters slower-moving or standing water. This occurs where a river enters an ocean, sea, estuary, lake, reservoir, or (more rarely) another river that cannot transport away the supplied sediment delta
a river or stream flowing into a larger river or lake. tributary
an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas. watershed

River Landscapes and Processes Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Bends usually in the middle course of a river. meanders
Where a river starts, usually a lake or spring source
Water wears away rocks and soil on the river banks and bed. erosion
Flat land next to a river which is sometimes flooded. Flood plain
FIne sediments which are deposited by a river. alluvium
A type of erosion where rocks in a river hit each other, slowly becoming smaller. attrition
The point where two rivers meet. confluence
the mouth of a river which broadens into the sea and is affected by tides. estuary
A steep, narrow valley with rocky sides. gorge
A hollow under a waterfall created by erosion and filled with water. Plunge pool
The boundary separating two drainage basins. watershed
The speed at which a river flows. velocity
A stream or small river that joins a larger one. tributary
The process where some minerals dissolve in a river. solution
The gentle slope on the inside of a meander bend. slipoffslope

Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

The tidal mouth of a large river, where the tide meets the stream. ESTUARY
A small stream that flows into a larger stream. TRIBUTARIES
Material being transported by a river is deposited. DEPOSITION
Being eroded by water, wind, or other natural agents. EROSION
Matter that settles to a bottom of a liquid. SEDIMENT
A body of air or water moving in a definite direction. CURRENT
Class of naturally occurring solid in organic substances. MINERAL CONTENT
Winding curve of bend in a river. MEANDER
An area of land that collects rivers, basins, or seas. WATERSHED
A large lake used as a source of water supply. RESERVIOR
A crescent-shaped lake formed in the abounded channel. OXBOW
A place where a river enters a lake. MOUTH
A land form that forms from deposition carried by a river. DELTA
Land along side river or lake. BANKS
An area of low lying ground. FLOODPLAIN