Drainage basin hydrological system

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Transpiration
Water vapour is released through stomata in the leaves
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Interception
Water is stored on leaves and branches of vegetation
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Throughflow
Water flows horizontally thrugh the soil into river
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Percolation
Water flows vertically through the soil and rocks
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infiltration
water seeps into the ground
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Groundwater flow
Water flow horizontally through through rocks into the river
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Evaporation
Water turns from water droplets into water vapour
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Surface Runoff
Water flows horizontally over the land into the river
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Precipitation
Any source of moisture reaching the ground e.g rain, snow and frost
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Surface Storage
Water held on ground surface e.g puddles
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Soil Moisture
Water held in the soil layer
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Water is stored on leaves and branches of vegetation

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Interception

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Water flows horizontally thrugh the soil into river

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Card 4

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Water flows vertically through the soil and rocks

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Card 5

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water seeps into the ground

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