15 Oct 2010

100 Water drops...

Few Australians are aware of the fate of water when it hits our landscape. On average, of every 100 drops of rain that fall:

► Thirty drops are absorbed and transpired by vegetation and crops.

► Six drops are added to groundwater.

► Twelve drops enter our creeks and rivers (of which two are lost and four flow to the sea).

► Two drops enter our dams and storages, of which:

► 1.6 drops grow our food.

► One-third of a drop is used by industry.

► One-tenth of a drop is used in our homes, parks, ovals and for other uses.

► A massive 50 drops out of the 100 wastefully evaporate.
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