水循环 (海报, PDF) - The Water Cycle, Simplified Chinese (Poster, PDF)
This diagram, released in 2022, depicts the global water cycle. It shows how human water use affects where water is stored, how it moves, and how clean it is. This diagram is also available in other languages available on our Downloadable Products page. For each language, the diagram is available in the following formats.
- image (PNG)
- 26x38-inch poster (PDF)
- 8.5x11-inch handout (PDF)
- 8.5x11-inch fill-in-the-blank worksheet (PDF)
Visit the USGS Water Science School for definitions and more information about the water cycle.
The diagram was created by the USGS VizLab, in collaboration with the USGS Water Resources Mission Area Web Communications Branch, for the USGS Water Science School. Translation by Dr. Liqiang Xu of the Hefei University of Technology.