Interesting Water Facts

  • Every person uses approximately 12,000 gallons of water a year
  • 1/3 of all water used is to flush toilets
  • Human bones are made of 25% water
  • More than 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water
  • 97% of the Earth’s surface water is salt water, contained in the oceans
  • Of the 3% fresh surface water on the Earth, only 0.3% is found in rivers and lakes
  • Dishwashers use about 11 gallons of water – hand washed dishes use about 16 gallons
  • It takes approximately 2, 072 gallons of water to make 4 new tires
  • It takes about one gallon of water to process 1/3 lb. of hamburger
  • Water makes up 90% of a tomato
  • Water makes up 70% of your brain
  • An elephant can smell water up to 3 miles away

Watershed Jokes

  1. Where do frogs keep their money?
  2. What fish goes up the river at 100 mph?
  3. Why did the green heron fly south for the winter?
  4. Why do humming birds hum??
  5. What happened when the owl lost its voice?
  6. Why are frogs so happy?
  7. Why are frogs such liars?

Answers below.

Watershed Coloring Pages

Joke Answers

  1. In a river bank!
  2. A motor pike!
  3. Because it was too far to walk!
  4. Because they don’t know the words!
  5. It didn’t give a hoot!
  6. Because they eat whatever bugs them!
  7. Because they are amFIBians!