Water - Ethan Dailey P.2

Brackish Water, Fresh Water, and Salt Water

Brackish water

Brackish water is water that has more salt than fresh water, but not as much as salt water. It may result from mixing of seawater with fresh water, as in estuaries, or it may occur in brackish fossil aquifers.

Fresh Water

Fresh water is water on the Earth's surface in ice sheets, ice caps, glaciers, icebergs, bogs, ponds, lakes, rivers and streams, and underground as groundwater in aquifers and underground streams.

Salt water

Salt water is found in the ocean. It is much denser than fresh water and freezes at a lower degree. This is because the salt concetration in the water is so high.