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How much water does a family of four use for bathing every day?
300 liters
In the United States, what uses 60 billion liters of water every day?
Industries
What is the water cycle?
The movement of water from the Earth's surface to the atomoshpere and back to the surface.
True/ False

More than 300 billion liters of groundwater are taken out of the ground daily in this country.
True
Yes/No

Would we be able to live without water?
No
True/False

It takes more than 575 billion liters of water to irrigate farmlands in the southern and western United States.
True
Yes/No

Is water a renewable resource?
Yes
Where is 97 percent of the Earth's water?
The Oceans
Name three ways humans use water.
Lawns and Gardens
Toilets
Bathing
Laundry
Dishes
Drinking
Cooking
How many liters of water does and average American use daily?
260 liters
What is the level below which the soil is soaked with water called?
The Water Table
Materials removed from the Earth and used by people are called ________?
Natural Resources
Natural resources that can be renewed are called ______?
Renewable Resources
Name two uses for land.
Cities
Highways
Forests
Farms
Pastures
When one type of crop is grown on the same land for to long, it is called _______?
Depletion
The porcess of alternating crops on the same land to prevent depletion of nutrients from the soil is called ______?
Crop Rotation