The Water Cycle

By:Taya Craven

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Water Cycle

Water Cycle diagram with the steps. This picture shows the different steps to complete the process


Precipitation is the snow and rain and all that fills up lakes and oceans. The water falling on mountains and hills and things that go into rivers and lakes is called surface runoff. Precipitation is the primary source in the water cycle. Precipitation is basically the beginning of the water cycle that completes and finishes it.
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Evaporation is when the water turns form a liquid to a gas. Heat is an important part in the process of evaporation. If its more on the colder side it takes longer for the water to evaporate or it could just freeze. The amount of evaporation could be compared to the amount of precipitation. The water that goes up in evaporation ends up going back down in different types of forms.
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Transpiration is the process in which moisture is carried through plants form roots to leaves. About 10 percent of moisture in the atmosphere is released by the process transpiration. Transpiration kind of depends on the weather conditions and the plants and trees. Rates go up for transpiration when rate goes up for temperature.
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Condensation is the state of water vapor to liquid. Clouds are formed by condensation, and when the heat from evaporation is released higher up in the air when clouds form in the sky. Snow and rain is essential for the process to go on.
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Humans and the water cycle

Humans can generate the water cycle by irrigation and the greenhouse effect. Vehicle use and animals and farming can help the cycle and also harm it. Irrigation is used by farmers and they need water for it. Humans also take showers which they need clean water form the process of the water cycle.
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