by : Sydney Morris

Brackish Water

-Brackish water has more salinity than fresh water, but not as much as seawater. It may be a result from the mixing of seawater with fresh water, like in estuaries, or it may happen in brackish fossil aquifers.

*The word "brackish" comes from the Middle Dutch root "brak," meaning "salty".

-most extensive brackish water habitats worldwide are estuaries where a river meets the sea

-Because brackish water is hostile to the growth of most terrestrial plant species, it can be damaging to the enviorment if there is not correct managment of it

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Fresh Water

-This is naturally occurring 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.

-makes up only 3% of earths water

-has low concentration of dissolved salts

-available for human consumption

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Salt Water

-water from the sea/ocean

-not available for human consumption in very large portions because the concentration level of salts within the water unhealthy to the body

-salt water is more dense which allowes things to float easier in it as opposed to fresh or brackish water

-Some industries make use of saline water (salt water), such as mining and thermo-electric power

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