Friday, 2 September 2016

Information Report

The Water Cycle

The hydraulic cycle, (commonly known as the water cycle) takes an important part in our everyday lives; This includes four key stages: Condensation, evaporation, precipitation and finally, groundwater/ runoff. The water which is recycled continuously changes state from a liquid, solid and vapour.

Condensation/ Evaporation

Evaporation is where water molecules in rivers, oceans etc rises back up into the air and turns to a vapour. When the air’s warmer it speeds up the process. The step that follows on from this  (condensation) changes the water vapour to clouds. This happens due to the weather change.


Precipitation is yet another stage in the water cycle. Rain, snow, sleet and hail are all differential forms of precipitation. The invisible water molecules that has risen up into the sky collects into a cloud, even if you can’t see it the air is full of water and, once a cloud's full that's when precipitation happens. The amount of precipitation that’s happening is different all around the world. Where does all of this go, you ask?

Groundwater/ Runoff

Groundwater has many purposes. It can be used for plants, aquifers, rivers and oceans. Once the precipitation falls, some water flows over the ground (runoff) when other water soaks in and becomes  groundwater. Groundwater in Christchurch is actually our tap water, of course, it’s cleaned so it’s healthy for us to drink.


Overall, the water cycle is very important to New Zealand and all over the world- it has many uses such as domestic/ household use.

The parts highlighted in green are the places where I included commas, semi colons, hyphens, brackets and parentheses.

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