Freshwater Definitions

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  • Created on: 25-04-13 20:55
X K T V Y T G Q A L C P T K E F Q V N N S
D K F K F A N A N D O R W Q G H J T E Y M
F H Q Y D F K T B R N R K S R S W R W Q O
M A R S H E S F L O O D P L A I N S K T P
P N N D O L R C F T I D C J H N B W L W A
V L O W K R I E X C T E A H C I E T J O P
P A I N I X F U E E A S P N E S P R Q G B
L N T W C B L A O S C E I E R A X A C K J
C D A S X S E Y L Y I R L J R B Y N S C A
N D T E H B S A B R H T L C E N O S D A U
I E I I V H Q J O A P I A K T A I P U A I
M G P C X A G O A M O F R C A I V O V J B
J R I D U P L R X I R I Y B W S O R K H E
Y A C X F U H X P R T C A E D E A T Y V J
N D E D F V L O V P U A C V N T K A K R B
H A R N T M M G C M E T T L U R S T C R F
K T P B Q N G Y M B R I I U O A A I T H R
U I G V V E P S W F K O O K R F J O Y O Q
E O J I Q H Y T E O X N N I G W U N D A L
X N L Q E X U B Q R K O T M H A S M O D P
A R G F C V S M D R E B G G E D A O L J P

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  • An artesian basin is a confined aquifer containing groundwater under positive pressure as it is surrounded by aquitards. This causes the water level in the well to rise to a point where hydrostatic equilibrium has been reached. (8, 5)
  • Floodplains are valley floors that get covered in water when a river exceeds bankfull discharge. Marshes occur when the floodplain is saturated for a long time. (18)
  • Land that is overused or misused can become degraded, where the quality of land has been reduced and it is less productive. (4, 11)
  • The loss of water through the tiny holes called stomata in the leaf surface. (14)
  • The primary sector extracts or harvests resources from the surface of the earth. (7, 6)
  • The process of land turning into desert. This can happen because of natural factors like rising temperatures and drought, or human factors like overgrazing and deforestation. (15)
  • The upwards movement of water. (9, 6)
  • This is the processing of artificially adding nitrates and phosphates (through fertilsers and sewage) to wetland areas. (14)
  • Water deposited on the ground as a liquid or a solid, for example rain, hail, snow, or even fog. (13)
  • When precipitation exceeds evapotranspiration and groundwater depleted in drier months can be refilled. (11, 8)

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Almost 50 definitions and river related things to test your knowledge. Great for any exam board.

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