The area of land that water flows over on its way to a body of water
watershed
Is the watershed boundary
divide
Is water that lies below ground level
ground water
is surface water finding its way over land from a higher altitude to a lower altitude, all due to gravity
River
A flow of water confined within a bed and stream banks
stream
Small streams and rivers that eventually flow into a larger body of water
Tributary
A partially enclosed body of water where fresh water from streams and rivers mixes with salt water from the ocean
Estuary
Largest estuary in the United States
Chesapeake Bay
The study of the shape of the land
Topography
A map that shows the shape of the land using contour lines
Topographic map
Lines that connect points that are of the same elevation
contour lines
How high or low the ground is in relation to sea level
elevation
Are areas between dry land and bodies of water
wetland
A kind of wetland, full of trees
swamp
A kind of wetland, full of grasses
marsh
A kind of wetland, covered with sphagnum moss
bog
Water that runs across the surface of the ground after a storm
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