Q. With reference to the water on the planet Earth, consider the following statements:
1. The amount of water in the rivers and lakes is more than the amount of groundwater.
2. The amount of water in polar ice caps and glaciers is more than the amount of groundwater.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Why this Question) Important static geography data from NCERT class XI.
Exp) Option b is correct.
Statement 1 is incorrect. Of the total freshwater, 69% resides in glaciers, 30% underground, and less than 1% is located in lakes, rivers, and swamps. Thus, the amount of water in rivers and lakes is less than amount of groundwater.
Statement 2 is correct. Of the total freshwater, 69% resides in glaciers and 30% underground. Polar ice caps and glaciers has more water than groundwater.