WONDER #862: What Is a Gully Washer?

Question 1 of 3

What can occur when rain comes down faster than the ground can absorb it?

  1. spark flooding
  2. flood flashing
  3. lots of rain
  4. flash flooding

Question 2 of 3

Which of the following is NOT a colorful phrase for a short, heavy rain?

  1. turtle floater
  2. lizard leaper
  3. duck drowner
  4. toad strangler

Question 3 of 3

When it rains, gullies help move water along from what to what?

  1. higher elevations to lower elevations
  2. lower elevations to higher elevations
  3. neither (A) nor (B)
  4. both (A) and (B)

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