Water. We can’t do without it. It covers more than 70% of the Earth’s surface. The human body contains from 55% to 78% water. It’s suggested to drink around 6 glasses of water a day, around 2 liters. But water is also an important generator of energy. So what are the largest water reservoirs by volume?
Millions of people worldwide depend heavily on lakes. Lakes provide them with fresh water and food. Many settlements were built in the close vicinity of a lake. From a biologist’s perspective lakes are interesting too, since they contain a rich biodiversity. Freshwater ecosystems occupy only 0,8 percent of the earth’s surface, but harbor nearly 6 percent of all known species. In 1932, the Dutch even created a lake (IJsselmeer) with a surface of 1.100 km², making it the largest lake in Westen Europe. But where can we find the largest lakes in the world? Here’s a top 10!
The good thing about water is that it will always follow the easiest way out. It doesn’t hesitate to fill a reservoir such as a lake. And when it’s filled, it will easily pour over, forming a creek or even a river. Sometimes water is confronted with an almost vertical drop. It doesn’t frighten water. It will just go down, forming one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena: a waterfall. Where can we find the world’s tallest waterfalls? Check our next list!
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