71% of the surface of our planet is covered in water, with 96.5 percent of that being the world ocean. There are 5 oceans, more than 177 million lakes, and 76 rivers that are more than 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) long.Read more
The Great Lakes are the most extensive freshwater system globally (94,600 sq mi / 244,000 sq km). The Lakes contain 5,400 cu mi (22,500 cu km) of surface freshwater on earth or 6 quadrillion gallons of freshwater (22.7 quadrillion liters), accounting for about 21% of the world’s surface freshwater or 84% of North America’s surface freshwater.
Using Digital Elevation Model data, I made the map of the Great Lakes in watercolor style.Read more
According to satelite data there are 117 million lakes to be found worldwide. These lakes covering almost 4% of the world’s land surface.Read more
The U.S. has approximately 250 fresh-water lakes known to have surface areas of 13,700 square miles or more. Nearly one hundred are in Alaska, and 100 in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, New York, and Maine. 23 U.S. states have all the lakes of 10 square miles or more and numerous smaller lakes.Read more