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"Water Facts About the Earth

11. Nearly 70 percent of the earth’s fresh water is trapped in glaciers. [11]
12. The atmosphere contains more water than in all of the rivers on earth combined. [12]
13. The water in the earth’s lakes, rivers, streams, ponds and swamps only accounts for less than one percent of the world’s fresh water. [13]
14. There is something like 326 trillion gallons of water on earth. [14]
15. Of the two percent of fresh water contained on the earth, about 1.6 percent of that is in polar ice caps and glaciers and another 0.36 percent is underground in aquifers and wells. [15]
16. The oldest pocket of water ever found was 2.6 billion years old, discovered in a mine two miles below earth’s surface. [16]
19. The water you drink from your faucet could potentially contain molecules that dinosaurs and Neanderthals drank. [19]
20. The High Plains Aquifer, located beneath the Great Plains in the U.S., covers eight states and 174,000 miles. [20]

Bonus fact: Water is earth’s only substance that is found naturally in three forms – solid, liquid and gas."


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