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FAQs

  • The Earth’s surface is made up of 29% land and 71% water; of that, only 3% is fresh water, the rest is salt water.
  • Glaciers contain two thirds (66%) of the Earth’s fresh water; the rest of the fresh water is underground (ground water). Only 0.3% is fresh surface water.
  • 40% of all of the Earth’s fresh surface water is in just two locations:
    Russia’s Lake Baikal
    North America’s five Great Lakes (Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie & Lake Ontario).
  • The Mattapoisett River Watershed is 29.8 square miles in size and the Mattapoisett River is 12 miles long from Snipatuit Pond to Buzzards Bay.