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Glossary of Terms

Water Table
The level below which the ground is saturated with water.
Watershed
An area of land which separates flowing water into different rivers, lakes. basins or seas.
Wetland
An area where the land is saturated by fresh water, such as in a marsh or swamp.
Wilderness
A natural environment which exists largely untouched by human beings.
Woodland
Land covered with woods or trees. A woodland has more open space between trees than a forest, allowing more sunlight to penetrate to the ground.
Washington
The U.S. state located north of Oregon, west of Idaho and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia. The Pacific Ocean is located on its western border.
Warm-blooded
Denoting an animal which is able to maintain a constant body temperature regardless of the temperature of its surroundings. (Homeothermic)
Windward
Facing toward the wind.

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