The doctor says that we have to learn about the water cycle. This is a continuous process that all water goes through. Dr. Drops says that first we have to evaporate into the atmosphere.
She says that once the water is evaporated into the atmosphere, it condenses into snow or rain clouds. Ouch, that would hurt! It then falls to Earth's surface in some form of water. It sounds kinda like skydiving.
The water goes through infiltration. There the water accumulates creating rivers or lakes. It can also get absorbed back into the Earth. Dr. Drops says that she needs to frequently measure the changes in my water cycle. This will help both of us better understand my water cycle.
She says that all water does not end up in the same place. Some water can melt and seep into the ground, where it is stored until plant roots absorb it. This is called groundwater storage.
The groundwater seeps into a body of water. This is called seepage. The water from these bodies of water evaporates back into the atmosphere. The water cycle starts all over again.
After learning all the details about just how important my water cycle is, I know that I should monitor it regularly. I also know that the water cycle can be different for all water.