The water cycle never stops.  This is how the water cycle works: the water droplets from the sea, oceans, rivers and ponds float up into the sky which is called evaporation.  .Then they turn into a cloud and this is called condensation..  Next the clouds get so heavy the clouds drop into rain,  snow, hail, sleet, fog or dew.  Then the water goes to the lakes, sea, river, drains, puddles and this cycle goes round and round. I hope the water cycle does not stop because the water we drink is the only water in the world.