Where is freshwater located?

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We all drink fresh water . . . 

We use it for a variety of daily activities, including showering, cooking, and cleaning. And not to mention the water is used for plants and to fill pools. But is all of this freshwater coming from?

Many people think that the majority of Earth’s freshwater is located on the surface. However, surface water makes up only about 0.3% of Earth’s fresh water supply. Ground water makes up about 30% of fresh water.

So where is all the rest? According to the USGS, a whopping 68% of Earth’s freshwater is located in ice caps and glaciers. That’s right — over half of our freshwater is trapped in ice!