What percentage of earth's water is fresh water?


What percentage of Earth's water is fresh water?


Most of the fresh water on Earth is found in glaciers and ice caps, while some is found in ground water. A very small portion of the Earth's fresh water is on the surface, in rivers and lakes. These sources and amounts of fresh water have been determined with satellite images and analysis of underground reservoirs.

Answer and Explanation:

Less than 3% of the Earth's water is fresh water.

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The Distribution of Water on Earth

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Chapter 13 / Lesson 2

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