USGS - science for a changing world

The USGS Water Science School

Go to a page to view the Kid's Water Cycle diagram Go back to the water cycle diagram.

The Water Cycle for Kids
Precipitation - Thundershowers over Yellowstone Lake, Montana, USA

This picture shows a thunderstorm moving across Yellowstone Lake, Montana, USA. The sheets of rain are easily seen. Often these storms are intense but brief. Precipitation is the main way water in the sky gets back down to earth.

Picture of summer thundershowers over Yellowstone Lake, Montana, USA

Credit: Jim Peaco, National Park Service

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
Page Contact Information:
Page Last Modified: Monday, 28-Nov-2016 13:34:19 EST