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How Much Soil Is There?

75% removed apple

    The three quarters (75%) you just removed represents how much of the earth is covered with water - oceans, lakes, rivers, streams. What is left (25%) represents the dry land.

    50% of that dry land is desert, polar, or mountainous regions where it is too hot, too cold or too high to be productive.

So cut that dry land quarter in half and toss one piece away.

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Pee Dee Resource Conservation and Development Council

Webmaster: David Arthur,
Last Updated: September 26, 2003