So where is the earth's water located and in what forms does it exist? You can see how water is distributed by viewing these bar charts. The left-side bar shows where the water on Earth exists; about 97 percent of all water is in the oceans. The middle bar shows that three percent of all the earth's water is fresh water. The majority of that 69 percent is locked up in
glaciers and icecaps
, mainly in
and Antarctica. You might be surprised that of the remaining fresh water, almost all of it is below your feet, as
. No matter where on earth you are standing, chances are that, at some depth, the ground below you is saturated with water. Of all the fresh water on earth, only about 0.3 percent is contained in rivers and lakes—yet rivers and lakes are not only the water we are most familiar with, it is also where most of the water we use in our everyday lives exists.
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