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Natural Sources of Water
Water Water is a natural resource that is found on and around every continent.
The gray parts on this map show us where land is located
The gray parts on this map show us where land is located. The large chunks of land are called continents. One continent is not shown. North America Asia Europe Africa South America Australia Antarctica
The white parts on this map that is surrounding the land, or continents, is where the oceans are located. Arctic Ocean Atlantic Ocean Pacific Ocean Indian Ocean Atlantic Ocean Pacific Ocean Southern Ocean
Water on the land can be found as:
or in a glacier.
Water can be “fresh” or “salty”
Fresh water is found in ponds, streams, rivers and most lakes. Salty water is found in the ocean and some lakes.
Natural Sources of Water in Texas
Here is a map of Texas. There is one natural lake in Texas: Caddo Lake in North East Texas. There are nearly 200 man made lakes.
The longest river in Texas is the Rio Grande (1,254 miles) and the shortest river in Texas is the Comal (just under 3 miles). Other major rivers in Texas are the Brazos, Colorado, Guadalupe, Nueces, Neches, Pecos, Red, Sabine and Trinity. Which river is closest to you? Gulf of Mexico Rio Grande
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