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"Planet Wather (was) mistakenly named as a planet Earth!" declares Lea - saff SS44s

posted May 6, 2014, 3:55 AM by Oleg Makara - Kalmáry   [ updated Jun 8, 2014, 1:17 AM ]
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Water covers a vast majority of our planet.

About 70 percent of the planet is covered in ocean, and the average depth of the ocean is several thousand feet (about 1,000 meters). Ninety-eight percent of the water on the planet is in the oceans, and therefore is unusable for drinking because of the salt. About 2 percent of the planet's water is fresh, but 1.6 percent of the planet's water is locked up in the polar ice caps and glaciers. Another 0.36 percent is found underground in aquifers and wells. Only about 0.036 percent of the planet's total water supply is found in lakes and rivers. That's still thousands of trillions of gallons, but it's a very small amount compared to all the water available.