Freshwater Availability and the Water Cycle
Terms in this set (17)
Why is water essential to life? How is water used in the USA?
Can survive a month without food, but only days w/o water needed to drink, bathe in, wash dishes and clothes, flush away sewage, and irrigate crops
Industry (cleaning, moving)
Earth Surface Water
How does population growth affect the availability of freshwater?
greater need for freshwater means more pollution
What can you do to conserve water?
Fix leaky sinks/running toilets, Don't run the sink while washing dishes or brushing teeth, Wash only full loads of laundry, Use rain barrels instead of hoses for plants
Cover pools to prevent evaporation
What is surface water?
Fresh water that is above ground in lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams.
What is ground water?
water that is stored underground.
What is the difference between surface water and ground water?
most of our drinking water
Precipitation seeps through the soil and saturates the soil at the water table
liquid to gas
gas to liquid (clouds)
rain, sleet, snow, hail
water seeping into the ground
water running across the surface
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