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Chapter 6 Review
1. What are the main causes of floods? Rain and snow or ice melts.
Excessive rain that fills a river to capacity.
2. What are the major flood control measures?
Dams, artificial levee, restrict development.
3. What is the maximum load a stream can carry called? Capacity
4. What process puts water vapor into the atmosphere? Evaporation
5. Where is the water table located?
At the top of the zone of saturation.
6. What characteristics of rocks would form the best aquifer? Sandstone;
any rock with high porosity and permeability
7. How is most erosion in a narrow V-shaped valley directed? Downward
8. A stream that flows into another larger stream is called what?
9. Where is most of Earth's water located? Oceans
10.The slope of a stream is called its what? Gradient
11.The energy for the water cycle comes from where? The sun
12.How does water move from plants to the atmosphere? Transpiration
13.Caverns form when rocks such as limestone are dissolved by a mixture
of water and what else?
Carbonic acid
14.Where is groundwater located? Zone of saturation
15.By what process do streams and rivers move material? Erosion
16.Which landform is characteristic of an area with karst topography?
17.Water in an artesian well can do what?
Can rise on its own under pressure.
A. Water Table
B. Permeability
C. Aquifer
D. Spring
18. Rock or soil through which groundwater moves easily. C
19. A flow of groundwater that emerges naturally at the ground surface. D
20. The upper level of the saturated zone of groundwater A
21. A measure of a materials ability to transmit fluids. B
A. Geyser
B. Well
C. Cavern
D. Sink hole
22. A hot spring or fountain that ejects water at various intervals A
23.A depression produced in a region where soluble rock has been removed by
groundwater. D
24. A naturally formed underground chamber or series of chambers most
commonly produced by solution activity in limestone. C
25. An opening bored into the zone of saturation B