Distribution of Freshwater - Groundwater Groundwater is water found beneath the earth’s surface and located at the water table below. In Canada, there is more water underground than on the surface. Groundwater occurs in the tiny spaces between loose materials on top of bedrock, or in cracks of bedrock. The most important concentrations are in aquifers, near the top level of the water table. About eight million people, or 26% of the population, depend on groundwater. Approximately two-thirds, or five million, of these users live in rural areas. Groundwater is also used for livestock watering, irrigation, aquaculture (fish farms), and mineral and hydrocarbon extraction. 2010-12-31 2017-01-26 Natural Resources Canada NRCan.geogratis-geogratis.RNCan@canada.ca Form DescriptorsNature and EnvironmentScience and Technologyaquatic ecosystemsgroundwatermap Download the English JP2 File through HTTPJP2 http://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/atlas_6_ed/eng/662_distribution_of_freshwater_groundwater.jp2 Download the English ZIP (PDF,JPG) file through HTTPZIP http://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/atlas_6_ed/eng/662_distribution_of_freshwater_groundwater.zip Download the French JP2 File through HTTPother http://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/atlas_6_ed/fra/662_repartition_eau_douce_eaux_souterraines.jp2 Download the French ZIP (PDF, JPG) File through HTTPZIP http://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/atlas_6_ed/fra/662_repartition_eau_douce_eaux_souterraines.zip

Distribution of Freshwater - Groundwater

Groundwater is water found beneath the earth’s surface and located at the water table below. In Canada, there is more water underground than on the surface. Groundwater occurs in the tiny spaces between loose materials on top of bedrock, or in cracks of bedrock. The most important concentrations are in aquifers, near the top level of the water table. About eight million people, or 26% of the population, depend on groundwater. Approximately two-thirds, or five million, of these users live in rural areas. Groundwater is also used for livestock watering, irrigation, aquaculture (fish farms), and mineral and hydrocarbon extraction.

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