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Term Fresh water

Water without salt, such as that found in lakes, rivers and streams. It contains residues of different salts, but generally less than those in seawaters (thus it is called “fresh”) and contains sodium bicarbonate. The term that should actually be used is “inland waters” or “continental waters,” given the great variety of salt concentration they have.

Rivers, lakes and groundwater are the main natural deposits of fresh water, and reservoirs are man-made constructions where fresh water is also stored.


Topic  Soil and waterBiodiversityProtected areas