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How much natural water is there?

The earth is estimated to hold about 1,460,000,000 cubic kilometers of water. The breakdown of where all that water resides is estimated as follows:

Oceans (saline) 1,419,120,000 cubic kilometers

Ice caps and glaciers (fresh) 31,244,000 cubic kilometers

Ground water (fresh and saline) 8,906,000 cubic kilometers

Streams and lakes (fresh) 132,860 cubic kilometers

Lakes (saline) 116,800 cubic kilometers

Other--soil, atmosphere, biosphere (fresh) 480,340 cubic kilometers

Tags: Rivers, Water, Health, Streams, Chemistry