A World That?s Wet and Dry

Water is so important that some people created ceremonies to honor the rain. The Zuni of the American Southwest wore turquoise as a symbol of rain when they performed rain dances.

NORTH AMERICA AFRICA SOUTH AMERICA

Annual Precipitation

Less than 10 inches Less than 250 millimeters 10 to 20 inches 250 to 500 millimeters

OUTER SPACE

20 to 40 inches 500 to 1,000 millimeters 40 to 80 inches 1,000 to 2,000 millimeters 80 to 120 inches 2,000 to 3,000 millimeters More than 120 inches More than 3,000 millimeters

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