Water plays a huge role in just about everything we do, and without it, life itself would not exist. But its impact goes far beyond just being a life-sustaining force. It's World Water Day, so it's a perfect time to look at how water, from geology to geography and everything in between, enhances our lives.
Water has created some of the most beautiful natural features on our planet. The power of water created the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls. And glaciers, which are rivers of ice, created Minnesota’s 11,000-plus lakes, Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes and the Finger Lakes in New York. Closer to home, glacial Lake Wauponsee created the interesting terrain found in southwestern Will County that is home to several unique preserves and the Wauponsee Glacial Trail.