Question

Nearly 76% fresh water is confined in

A

Ice caps and glaciers

B

Soil water

C

Ground water

D

Surface water

Medium

Solution

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Correct option is C)

Groundwater is formed by rainwater that accumulates below the soil levels. This forms the water table below the soil. Around 76% of the freshwater source is groundwater. Apart from this, it is also present in ponds, lakes glaciers etc.

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