Surface water is any body of water found on the Earth’s surface, including both the saltwater in the ocean and the freshwater in rivers, streams, and lakes. A body of surface water can persist all year long or for only part of the year.
5 - 8
Biology, Conservation, Earth Science
Rivers are a major type of surface water. Surface water is a key component to the hydrologic cycle.
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May 20, 2022
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