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Virginia Watershed
and Resources
River
A large stream of
water leading to a
lake, other river, or
ocean
Lake
Large body of
water with land all
or nearly all
around it
Bay
Narrower part
of an ocean
or lake that
cuts into land
Natural Resources
A sources of raw
material or power
provided by nature, as
forests, minerals, and
water supply
Man-Made Resources
Resources produced
by man, rather than
nature
Coal
A black or brown mineral,
mostly carbon, which gives
off heat when burned
* Can be used for making fuel, electricity,
and steel
Limestone
A type of rock, as
marble, that
contains mainly
calcium carbonate
Granite
A hard, igneous rock
that will take a high
polish and it’s often
used as building
materials
Sand
Particles of worn or broken
rocks, larger than dust and
smaller than gravel (usually
found at the beach)
* Can be used for making roads and
buildings
Gravel
Mixture of small,
rounded pebbles
and pieces of stone
Watershed
An area over which water
on the earth’s surface
(and materials it carries)
flows to a single collection
place.
Watershed Address
The path water
travels to get to a
larger body of water
“We All Live
Downstream”
Water flows from higher
elevations to lower
elevations and areas
affected by the pollution
from the higher elevations
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