body of water


A glacier forms when snow accumulates over time, turns to ice, and begins to flow outwards and downwards under the pressure of its own weight. a problem for people living close by. On land, lakes formed on top of a glacier during the melt season may cause floods.Glaciers are fresh water.


Around 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by oceans and 30% land. During winter the Arctic Ocean is almost completely covered in sea ice.he Atlantic Ocean’s name refers to Atlas of Greek mythology.The ocean is salted water.


Not all lakes are clear or are near mountains, though. The world is full of lakes of all types and sizes.The Earth has a tremendous variety of freshwater lakes, from fishing ponds to Lake Baikal in Siberia. Lake Baikal is the world's oldest, largest, and deepest freshwater lake.Not all lake cantain fresh water.

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Rivers can begin in lakes or as springs that bubble up from underground. Other rivers start as rain or melting snow and ice high up in the mountains.The water in rivers comes from many different sources. rivers is fresh water.
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A pond is a body of water shallow enough to support rooted plants.many times plants grow all the way across a shallow pond the entire pond can freeze.
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