GROUNDWATER: Earth’s Hidden Freshwater Supply

Groundwater

Last Updated: Dec 29, 2018

Groundwater is Earth’s Hidden Freshwater Supply

Groundwater

Despite the popular belief that groundwater exists as a huge lake underground, water actually exists in tiny pore spaces within rocks and soil.

Groundwater has more than 100 times the amount of freshwater than lakes and streams combined. In addition, groundwater is hard to get out of the ground, slow to recharge and is easily contaminated.

That’s why groundwater is a delicate resource that we use as a rainy day fund and draw in times of need.

Pardon the pun.

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