Bodies of water

By Eli

Glaciers

It is freshwater and it also flowing.

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Currently, 10 precent of land area on Earth is covered with ice, including glaciers, ice caps, and icesheets.

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Glaciers store 75% of water in it.



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From the 17th through the 19th century, we had a sort of a Ice Age and temperatuers were cooler, because of the glaciers were in more places than today.

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The largest glacier in North America is the Bering Glacier and it is 118 miles long!

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Another "Top Glacier" Is the Kuitah Glacier, it is was the fastest glacier, in 1953, it went up to 112 meters a day!

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Rivers

Rivers are flowing, also freshwater

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The longest river is the Nile River, it reaches up to 4,132 miles.

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The longest river in the USA is the Missouri River, reaching up to 2,340 miles

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Rivers have many uses, including fishing, bathing, transportation, rafting, and swimming.

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Most of the USA's biggest cities are near lakes.

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In 2009, a plane crashed and landed into the Hudson River, no lifes were lost.

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Lakes

Lakes are stationary, they are mostly freshwater but some are salt.

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Lakes are deeper than most inland waters.

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The lowest lake in the world is the Dead Lake. The surface is 1,371 ft.

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The highest lake in the world is the Olos del Salado, it is 20,965 ft above sea level.

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The deepest lake in the world is the Lake Baikal, it is 5,371 ft.

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The longest lake in the world is the Lake Tanganyika, 410 miles long.

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Oceans

Oceans are flowing and are saltwater.

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Most of earth is ocean.

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The largest ocean is the Pacific Ocean.

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The second biggest ocean is the Alantic Ocean.

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The Bermuda Triangle is in the Alantic Ocean.

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Amelia Earhart was the first person who flew over the Alantic Ocean on her own.

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The third biggest ocean is the Indian Ocean.

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When it is winter, the Artic Ocean is only ice.

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