Types Of Water

Tells you about fresh water, ground water, rivers and ice

Fresh Water

Only 2.5% of our world is fresh water. If you think about how On Only 2.5% of our world is fresh water. If you think about how much world we have and only 2.5% of our world is covered in fresh water, that is not much. So that is why we use our fresh water wisely. That is one of the reasons why people take care of their environment.

Nearly 70% of fresh water is locked away in the ice of Antarctica and in Greenland. Less than 1% of fresh water is available for human use. There is still some salt in your fresh water but not a lot because most of it has dissolved.


Ground Water

Ground water is water or snow that melts and it soaks into the ground, till a layer of rock or clay stops it that is when the aquifer comes in. A aquifer/water table is a big part of ground water. Every drop of rain will soak into the soil and move down until it reaches the water table. The water table is the water level in the groundwater reservoir. Groundwater is found is sand or soil that holds the water. Ground water is not usually found in underground lakes or streams.


Rivers

When rivers are flowing, pieces of rock crack off and turn into salt water and contributes to why oceans are salt water. Rivers are not salt water because its not enough salt in the rivers to be counted with high salinity. The Mississippi river is an example of a river that is not salty. The largest river in the world is the Amazon river in South America. The Amazon River carries the most amount of water to the sea then any other river. The

longest river in the

world is Nile River

in Africa.


Ice

Seven-tenths of our earth is covered in ice. Ice is made when the water temperature decreases to 32 degrees or below. Then the water will turn into ice. Nearly 70% of fresh water is locked away in the ice of Antarctica and in Greenland.


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