Water Vocabulary

Capacity
Total amount of load a stream can carry
Weather
Short term events in the atmosphere
basin
large area drained by a stream
competence
Largest rock a stream can move
Climate
Long term events in the atmosphere
Saltation
“bouncing” of eroded material in stream
Young
A swift, straight channeled stream
oxbow
A lake formed from a cut off meander
Neap
extra low tide
Abrasion
scraping type of erosion
pacific
world’s largest ocean
thalway
stream’s fastest moving part
antarctica
continent at the south pole
yazoo
a parallel tributary
eutriphication
cause of dead zones
texture
soil characteristics
giardia
fresh water bacteria
denudation
removal of material from basin