North American Lakes and Rivers
It’s MapMonday! What do the Athabasca River in Canada, the Mississippi River in the United States and Lake Chapala in Mexico have in common?
They can all be found, along with more than 15,000 other major bodies of water, in the new Lakes and Rivers map layer of CEC’s North American Environmental Atlas.
Water sustains all forms of life and is essential to human health, well-being and livelihoods. The importance of maintaining healthy, functional freshwater systems and protecting them from pollution and unsustainable uses cannot be overstated.
By using the North American Lakes and Rivers map layer, along with other map layers of the Atlas, you can better understand how human activities rely on and affect freshwater systems in NorthAmerica.