Geography - Water and rivers

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What is the hydrological cycle also known as?
The water cycle
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What contains 97% of the world's water?
Seas and oceans
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What holds 2% of the world's water?
Ice
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What is 1% of the world's water left as?
Fresh water on land or in the air
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What are the 3 processes that allow water to be recycled again and again?
Evaporation, condensation and water transfers
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What is a drainage basin?
The area of land drained by a river
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What is the catchment area?
The area within the drainage basin
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What is a watershed?
The edge of highland surrounding a drainage basin, it marks the boundary between two drainage basins
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What is the source of a river?
The beginning or start of a river
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What is a confluence?
The point at which two rivers or streams join
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What is a tributary?
A stream or smaller river which joins a larger stream or river
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What is the mouth of a river?
The point where the river comes to an end, usually entering the sea
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