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Isn't this view of the city amazing?
You know, this view kind of reminds me of groundwater
Groundwater? Water that's underground? There's like 65 quadrillion gallons of it in the U.S. dude.
Like an underground lake?
Groundwater actually just fills the spaces between types of soils and fractured rocks. Think of aquifers being like sponges.
The largest usage of groundwater is irrigating crops. 97% of rural populations also depend on it. It's pretty important.
Question: Do we really need groundwater? Don't most people just use freshwater lakes and stuff?
Other than farms, about 50% of people in the U.S. use groundwater as drinking water!
But one of the main problems with so many people interacting with aquifers is pollution. Pesticides, fertilizers, oil, sewage, and toxic liquids from landfills can all infect the water we rely on.
It's important we're aware of all these dangers so we can continue keeping our water safe!
Ugh! I'm exhausted. Let's go home :(
Wow! That was so educational :D I'll be sure to be more aware of groundwater to help out the Earth!