Surface Water

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Created by Earl Herson Laput from University of Southeastern Philippines taking Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Major in Biological Science.

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Surface Water

  1. 1. Reporter: Earl Herson B. Laput
  2. 2. Surface Water - is water collecting on the ground or in a river and lake; it is related to water collecting as groundwater or atmospheric water. Surface water is naturally replenished by precipitation and naturally lost through discharge to evaporation and sub- surface into the ground. Although there are other sources of groundwater, such as connate water and magmatic water, precipitation is the major one and groundwater originated in this way is called meteoric water.
  3. 3. Water on Earth is known by different terms, depending on where it is and where it came from.
  4. 4. Meteoric water -water is in circulation Juvenile water - water that comes from the interior of the earth Connate water - "fossil" water, often saline Surface water - water in rivers, lakes, oceans and so on Groundwater - located beneath the ground surface
  5. 5. Lakes A body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land Rivers A large natural stream of water
  6. 6. Ten Largest Lakes in the World 1. Caspian Sea (Asia) 371,000 sq km
  7. 7. 2. Lake Superior (North America) - 82,100 sq km
  8. 8. 3. Lake Victoria (Africa) - 68,800 sq km
  9. 9. 4. Lake Huron (North America) - 59,600 sq km
  10. 10. 5. Lake Michigan (North America) - 57,800 sq km
  11. 11. 6. Lake Tanganyika (Africa) - 32,900 sq km
  12. 12. 7. Baikal (Asia) - 30,500 sq km
  13. 13. 8. Great Bear Lake (North America) - 31,328 sq km
  14. 14. 9. Lake Malawi (Lake Nyasa) (Africa) - 30,044 sq km
  15. 15. 10. Great Slave Lake (North America) - 28,568 sq km
  16. 16. Philippine Lakes 1. Laguna de Bay 2. Lake Lanao
  17. 17. 3. Taal Lake 4. Lake Mainit
  18. 18. F A C T Although water is abundant, more than 99% is unavailable for human use and a mere 0.3% only is usable.
  19. 19. Thank you so much!
  20. 20. Love #30

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