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1

Four classes?

1. surface water
2. groundwater
3. soil water
4. biological water

2

Surface water?

free flowing water of rivers as well as the water of ponds and lakes

3

Rivers?

act as a store and transfer of water through streams and channels

4

River percentage of water? (small)

0.0002%

5

Lakes?

collection of fresh water found in hollows on the land surface - majority are freshwater

6

Wetlands?

areas of marsh, fen, peatland or water with water that is static of flowing where there is a dominance by vegetation

7

Groundwater?

water that collects underground in the pore spaces of rocks

8

Depth of groundwater?

4,000 metres

9

Water table?

depth at which soil pore spaces or fractures and voids in rock become completely saturated with water

10

Soil water?

which is held together with air in unsaturated upper weathered layers of the Earth

11

What does it affect (soil water)?

weather/climate/run-off potential/flood control/soil erosion/slope failure

12

What is soil moisture key in controlling?

the exchange of water and heat energy between the land surface and the atmosphere through evaporation and plant transpiration

13

Biological water?

water stored in all the biomass