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Flowing from a River Near You

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Flowing from a River Near You
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.13

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    groundwater, sediment, survival, unmoving, saltwater, freshwater, rainwater, material, coastline, inland, natural, actually, longest, rocks, collection, faster
     content words:    North America, Great Salt Lake, Mississippi River, United States, Nile River, Mediterranean Sea, Amazon River, South America, Atlantic Ocean, Great Lakes


Flowing from a River Near You
By Trista L. Pollard
  

1     Raindrops are like baby oceans falling from the sky. Sounds silly? Well, raindrops may not be baby oceans, but those water drops travel many miles after hitting the ground in your backyard. These drops help to make river systems. River systems are very important to the survival of the Earth's oceans.
 
2     When rainwater falls to Earth, some of it is absorbed by the soil and the rocks. This water, groundwater, may stay in the ground for many years. The water that is not absorbed runs off into streams. Streams are small bodies of running water that often begin in mountains. A stream's main job is to collect and drain water from land. Rainwater from the sky and the water that is not absorbed into the ground collect in streams. As streams flow, they combine with other small streams to form larger streams or rivers. These larger streams may form lakes. Lakes are bodies of water that are found inland away from the ocean and the coastline. Another type of inland body of water is a pond. A pond is a still or unmoving body of water that is smaller than a lake. Water from ponds does not flow out.
 
3     Now, you probably think the water stops here. But it keeps rolling along.

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