Why doesn’t the water in lakes and rivers get absorbed into the ground?

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Why doesn’t the water in lakes and rivers get absorbed into the ground?

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It does actually get absorbed. A lake or River is simply where the below ground water table is either forced to to the surface due to underlying obstacles like impermeable rocks, or the surface is depressed enough due to erosion to meet the water table.

Water flows underground *through* the soil and rock in most places. That’s actually where a lot of it is.

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