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* 2. What is a watershed?

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* 3. All watersheds eventually lead to what body of water?

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* 4. The Mobile Bay watershed covers approximately 65% of the state of Alabama.

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* 5. From which state(s), other than Alabama, does the Mobile Bay Watershed drain? Select all that apply.

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* 6. How many square miles of drainage does the Mobile Bay watershed cover?

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* 7. The Mobile Bay watershed’s inflow, at 62,000 cubic feet per second on average, is the ___________ largest freshwater inflow on the North American continent.

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* 8. In the continental U. S. (not including Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico), there are _____ watersheds large enough to be “coded” by the U. S. Geological Survey

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* 9. Watersheds cross city, county, state, and national boundaries.

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* 10. Large watersheds are made up of many smaller ______.

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* 11. Which of these facts about estuaries is false?

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* 12. These all have a semi-enclosed body of water that has a free connection to the open sea, and fresh water derived from land drainage:

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* 13. What are some examples of non-point source pollution to a watershed or estuary?

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* 14. In addition to supporting our economy, Estuaries are

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* 15. Mobile Bay is Alabama’s central estuary that serves as a transitional zone where the rivers’ freshwater mixes with tidally-influenced marine waters.

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* 16. Major habitat types of Mobile Bay are: (select all that apply)

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* 17. The health of our local ______depends on the health of the Mobile Bay Watershed.

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* 18. Because of Mobile Bay Watershed’s amazing diversity it is often referred to as what?

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* 19. What comes together to form a river? (Then leading to the mouth of the river into the ocean)

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* 20. When rivers flow from higher levels of elevation to lower, what is the low region the river flows through called?

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* 21. When it rains, the tops of hills are where rivers start. What is this part of the river referred to as?

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* 22. The physical boundary of a watershed is found at

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* 23. The _____ of the river is where it flows into a larger body of water, and eventually the ocean.

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* 24. Of all of the water on the planet (and in the atmosphere), only 2.5% is freshwater. Of that 2.5%, ______ is actively involved in the water cycle and available for us to use.

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* 25. “What happens upstream effects what happens downstream” teaches us to minimize pollution where we are in the watershed to preserve our limited water resource throughout the rest of the watershed.

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