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The Stormwater Runoff Crossword Challenge

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1) The area of land that drains into an estuary, lake, stream, or underground water is known as a ________.

4) The _______of speeding boats can erode shorelines.

5) Maintaining your _________tank will help to prevent bacteria and nutrients from leaking into groundwater and surface waters.

7) Wetland plants act like a natural water _____, removing harmful pollutants from stormwater runoff.

8) Leave your grass clippings on your _____ to reduce the need for commercial fertilizers.

9) A single quart of motor ____, if disposed of improperly, can pollute 2 million gallons of water.

10) Fertilizers and animal wastes contain _______ that “feed” algae and other aquatic plants harmful to water quality.

12) Polluted runoff from both rural and ______ sources has a significant impact on water quality.

16) Storm ______ don’t always connect to sewage treatment plants, so runoff can flow directly to rivers, lakes, and coastal waters.

18) Follow directions carefully when applying ______ on your lawn – more isn’t always better.

19) Polluted runoff (also called ______ source pollution) comes from so many places that it’s hard to “pinpoint” a source.

20) Yard and vegetable food waste are suitable additions to a _______ pile.

2) Don’t dump used motor oil into storm drains. ________ it!

3) _________of soil from barren land can cloud nearby streams.

4) _________ prevent flooding, improve water quality, and provide habitat for waterfowl, fish, and wildlife.

5) Marking “Do Not Dump, Drains to Bay” on a _______ is one way to educate people about polluted runoff.

6) Excess sediment, nutrients, toxics, and pathogens are all types of runoff _____.

11) Polluted _______is the nation’s #1 water quality problem.

13) The cattail is one wetland _______ that helps purify polluted runoff.

14) Too much ________ in water can harm aquatic life.

15) Proper crop and animal management on ______ helps to control water pollution.

17) _______ impact development helps control stormwater pollution through conservation approaches and techniques

 

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