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Water Crossword Puzzle

water crossword puzzle
Across
6. Flow of water from the land surface into the subsurface.
7. A geothermal feature of the Earth where there is an opening in the surface that contains superheated water that periodically erupts in a shower of water and steam.
9. The amount of solid particles, suspended in water, that cause light rays shining through the water to scatter making the water appear cloudy or even opaque in extreme cases.
16. The process of water vapor in the air turning into liquid water.
18. An overflow of water onto lands that are used or usable by man and not normally covered by water.
19. A pond, lake, or basin, either natural or artificial, for the storage, regulation, and control of water.

Down
1. The process of liquid water becoming water vapor.
2. The removal of salts from saline water to provide freshwater.
3. The movement of water molecules through a thin membrane.
4. The volume of water that passes a given location within a given period of time (usually expressed in cubic feet per second.)
5. Rain, snow, hail, sleet, dew, and frost.
7. Water stored underground in rock crevices and in the pores of geologic materials that make up the Earth's crust.
8. The general term for a body of flowing water; natural water course containing water at least part of the year.
10. A huge mass of ice, formed on land by the compaction and recrystallization of snow, that moves very slowly down slope or outward due to its own weight.
11. A substance that has a pH of more than 7, which is neutral.
12. A geological formation or structure that stores and/or transmits water, to wells and springs
13. A place where fresh and salt water mix, such as a bay, salt marsh, or where a river enters an ocean.
14. The land area that drains water to a particular stream, river, or lake.
15. A substance that has a pH of less than 7, which is neutral.
17. The volume of water required to cover 1 acre of land (43,560 square feet) to a depth of 1 foot. Equal to 325,851 gallons or 1,233 cubic meters.

Word List:
Acid, acre-foot, aquifer, base, condensation, desalinization, discharge, estuary, evaporation, flood, geyser, glacier, ground water, infiltration, osmosis, precipitation, reservoir, stream, turbidity, watershed