Freshwater Biome: An Overview
Also known as freshwater ecosystem, freshwater biome contains 0.009 percent of the total water on the planet. While 70 percent of the Earth's surface is covered with water, freshwater sources only account for 0.8 percent of the same. These include rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, wetlands, brooks, creeks, canals, etc. Roughly about half of the total drinking water available on the planet is stored in freshwater sources, while the other half is stored in the form of glaciers and ground water.