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1. What is ground water flow?

  • where the precipitation is not intercepted but falls straight to the ground
  • this is the movement of water sideways through the soil
  • where the water is evaporated straight from the ground or from the sea
  • where the precipitation flows along the stems of a plant to the ground
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2. What is transpiration?

  • When plants take water through their roots and release it through leaves
  • where the water filters through the ground and the tiny pores in the soil
  • where the water is evaporated straight from the ground or from the sea
  • this happens when either the soil is impermeable or saturated and the water flows over the top of it

3. What is interception?

  • where plants, trees or buildings collect the precipitation
  • where water is moved sideways through the soil
  • when the precipitation flows through the plant into the ground
  • when the ground intercepts the water entering the soil

4. What is evapotranspiration?

  • the process by which water is transferred from the land to the atmosphere by evaporation from the soil and other surfaces and by transpiration from plants.
  • When leaves release water into the atmosphere
  • where water vapour changes to a liquid
  • where the sea is evaporated into the sky

5. What is the confluence?

  • A higher area of land
  • The place where three rivers join
  • The place where two rivers join
  • A small river joining the main one

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