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1

What is the process of water falling from the sky?

Precipitation

2

What is the process when water turns into gas / steam?

Evaporation

3

What is the Big Star in the sky called?

The Sun

4

What is it called when when water runs off a surface?

Surface Runoff

5

What is a surface that doesn't allow water to reach the ground?

Impermeable 😃

6

How are clouds formed?

They are formed when the water in lakes, puddles, rivers and even the sea or a swamp evaporates and then condensates into a cloud.

7

What is the journey of a rain drop called?

The WATER CYCLE

8

What stage of a drainage basin is a meander at?

It is at the Middle course

9

What stage of a drainage basin is a waterfall?

It is at the Upper Course

10

What stage in a drainage basin is an Ox-bow lake?

It is in the Middle course

11

How is a Levee formed?

It is formed when a river overflows and as it does this it brings up mud, soil and possibly some chunks of grass. However when the water then goes back in the river it doesn't have enough energy to bring back the mud,soil and grass so it is stuck on the banks of rivers.

12

What is it called when the start of the drainage basin?

Source

13

What is called when the river joins the ocean?

The mouth

14

What is a Dam ?

It is a flood defence

15

What is a Dams use ?

It is a flood defence that acts as a wall to a lake not allowing it to flow down the river.

16

What is the use of an Embankment ?

An Embankment is an almost type of tilting wall that doesn't allow water to run up as easily, it is Soft Engineering and looks natural if made with grass

17

What is the use of a Washland ?

It's use is that it is an area that is allowed to be flooded and is restricted so no buildings, schools and houses will be built there

18

How many people died during the Cockermouth floods
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the two

Only 1

19

What is it called when water wears away the land?

EROSION