What is the difference between freshwater Flowing Water and Standing Water?
Flowing water occurs on land in freshwater streams and rivers. Flowing water usually begins to flow due to snowmelt or lakes that overflow. The water usually flows to the sea.
Flowing water can be fast-moving, slow-moving, or stagnant (not moving – it is motionless). Scientists usally regard motionless water to be stagnant if it has not moved in four consecutive days.
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Rainfall is called precipitation. Rain is freshwater, not saltwater.
Precipitation includes rain, drizzle, sleet, snow, graupel, and hail. It is water vapour that condenses and falls to earth. (Mist and fog are not precipitation because they do not fall; the moisture remains in a cloud near the ground).
A little bit of very small drops of rain that falls very gently is called drizzle.
A little bit of rain that falls steadily is called a rain shower.
Rain with small ice pellets is called sleet.
Rain with heavy and large ice pellets is called hail.
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