What is freshwater?

  • (adj): Relating to or living in or consisting of water that is not salty.
    Example: "Freshwater fish"; "freshwater lakes"


Fresh water is naturally occurring water on the Earth's surface in ice sheets, ice caps, glaciers, icebergs, bogs, ponds, lakes, rivers and streams, and underground as groundwater in aquifers and underground streams. Fresh water is generally characterized by having low concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids. The term specifically excludes seawater and brackish water although it does include mineral-rich waters such as chalybeate springs. The term "sweet water" has been used to describe fresh water in contrast to salt water.

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Some articles on freshwater:

Lestes Dissimulans
... moist shrubland, rivers, intermittent rivers, shrub-dominated wetlands, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, and ...
List Of Freshwater Fishes Of Washington
... The following list of known freshwater fish species, subspecies, and hybrids occurring in Washington state is taken from Wydoski and Whitney(2003) ... (starry flounder and shiner perch) that are occasionally found in freshwater ...
Freshwater, Queensland
... Freshwater is a suburb of Cairns, Queensland in Australia ... At the 2006 census, Freshwater had a population of 1,976 ... The European history of Freshwater is a long and proud one, dating back to 1877 ...
Leptodactylus Podicipinus
... wet or flooded lowland grassland, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, pastureland, rural gardens, and urban areas ...