Types of Water

By: Julia Knight

Fresh Water

  • Fresh water is naturally occurring water on the Earth's surface
  • It comes in the form of ice sheets, ice caps, glaceirs, icebergs, bogs, ponds, lakes, rivers and streams, and underground as groundwater in aquifers and underground streams
  • Fresh water is generally characterized by having low concentrations of dissolved salts and other dissolved solids
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Brackish Water

  • Brackish water or Briny water
  • Has more salt dissolved in it than in fresh water but has considerably less salt concentrations in it than salt water
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Salt Water

  • Salt water is water containing a high concentration of dissolved salt
  • Mostly found in the sea or ocean
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