Hydrologic Cycle Can you name each stage of the water cycle? Field Trip! Click below to go through the water cycle The Water Cycle by K-12 Handhelds - read the free ebook now from ePub Bud! The water cycle is the process through which water moves above, on, and under the Earth. This is also called the hydrologic cycle (hydro means water.) Clouds, rain, snow, rivers, lakes, and evaporation are all part of the water cycle.