Nc River Basins I

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Nc River Basins I

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  • 1. 
    All the land area that drains into a river is called
    • A. 

      An estuary

    • B. 

      River basin

    • C. 

      Groundwater

    • D. 

      Watershed

    • E. 

      Either term, watershed or river basin 

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is true?
    • A. 

      A river basin is composed of multiple smaller water sheds.

    • B. 

      Because the water in watersheds can move freely between different watersheds due to gravity, we call the areas where the watersheds share, you never know what river the stormwater that lands in your yard will travel towards.

    • C. 

      Groundwater is all the water that moves across the surface of the ground as it makes its way into a watershed.

    • D. 

      It is impossible to know what river basin you live in.

  • 3. 
    What is an aquifer?
    • A. 

      A brand of bottled water.

    • B. 

      A river or stream as it runs across the surface of the land

    • C. 

      A porous rock layer underground that is a reservoir for water

    • D. 

      Anywhere that water is stored

  • 4. 
    Check all that apply:  Which of the following components make up your ecological address"
    • A. 

      What river basin you live in

    • B. 

      The topography of the land on which you live

    • C. 

      How close you live to wetlands

    • D. 

      The quality of the groundwater near where you live

    • E. 

      The biodiversity around you

    • F. 

      The type of soil in your backyard

    • G. 

      The quality of the air you breathe

    • H. 

      The climate of this area

    • I. 

      Your energy consumption

  • 5. 
    What affects the temperature of water in a stream?
    • A. 

      Climate only

    • B. 

      Climate and weather only

    • C. 

      Climate, weather, addition of groundwater only

    • D. 

      Climate, weather, addition of groundwater, shade from trees 

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