How much?

When stopped in motion, water looks like a sheet of ice as it is in its hard form.  When its flowing, water looks like a smooth and soothing drink on a hot day.  

We wanted to know how many gallons of water there are on earth.  According to many sites there are about 350 million trillion gallons of water on earth.  But, according to USGS.gov water science school, it’s a little  more complicated than a simple measurement since there is not only water in lakes, rivers, and oceans but all the way down to you and your dog.  

There are lots of facts about water on the USGS.gov website but we thought the most interesting was the fact that if all of the world’s water was poured on the the contiguous United States, it would cover the land to a depth of about 107 miles.

In 2010, The United States people used about 275 billion gallons of surface water per day, and about 79.3 billion gallons of groundwater per day.  Any way you slice it, we have a heck of a lot of water on earth.  Lucky us because without it, we wouldn’t be here.

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