Lake

"An inland body of water, usually fresh water, formed by glaciers, river drainage, etc. It is usually larger than a pool or pond." (Lenntech, 2019)

Sources

Lenntech. Water glossary: An explanation of  terminology concerning water related issues. Accessed March 4, 2019. Available at: https://www.lenntech.com/water-glossary.htm

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Overview:

Natural lakes and man-made reservoirs are a part of Earth’s surface water. Freshwater lakes and reservoirs are used for drinking water, fishing, and recreational activities. Aside from the aesthetic and scenic value added by their presence, lakes support surrounding plant and aquatic ecosystems and wildlife. A variety of factors affect lakes and reservoirs, including climate variability and change, land use, and other watershed activities influencing surface runoff and groundwater.