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Infiltration
It's when water soaks into the soil
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Percolation
It's when water moves vertically down through soil and rock
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Throughflow
It's when water in the soil flows downhill
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Groundwater flow
It's when water in rock flows down flows downhill
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Surface runoff
It's when water flows overground
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Channel flow
It's the flow of water in a river
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Channel storage
It's when water is held in a river
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Groundwater storage
It's when water is stored underground in soil and rock
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Interception storage
It's when water lands on things like plant leaves and doesn't hit the ground
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Surface storage
It's when water is held in things like lakes, reservoirs and puddles
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Tributary
It is a smaller river that joins a main river
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Source
It is where a river starts
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Confluence
It is a point where two rivers join
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Mouth
It is where a river flows into the sea or a lake
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Hydraulic action
The force of the water breaks rock particles away from the river channel
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Corrasion
Eroded rock picked up by the river scrape and rub against the channel, wearing it away.
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Attrition
Eroded rock picked up by the river smash into each other and break into smaller fragments. There edges also get rounded off as they rub together
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Corrosion
River water dissolves some types of rock
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Traction
Large particles like boulders are pushed along the river bed by the force of the water
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Suspension
Small particles like silt and clay are carried along by the water
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Saltation
Pebble-sized particles are bounced along the river bed by the force of the water
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Solution
Soluble materials dissolve in the water and are carried along
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It's when water moves vertically down through soil and rock

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Percolation

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It's when water in the soil flows downhill

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It's when water in rock flows down flows downhill

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It's when water flows overground

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