A lake is a body of relatively still water of considerable size, localized in a basin, that is surrounded by land apart from a river, stream, or other form of moving water that serves to feed or drain the lake. Lakes are inland and not part of the ocean and therefore are distinct from lagoons, and are larger and deeper than ponds. Lakes can be contrasted with rivers or streams, which are usually flowing. However most lakes are fed and drained by rivers and streams.
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... an area outside the fort between the southern wall and the lake shore ... became apparent in 1756 that the fort was too far to the west of the lake, the French constructed an additional redoubt to the east to enable cannon to ... Center) soldiers' barracks at right Front of the fort View of the lake from the front Back view of the fort ...
... Important lakes, apart from Lake Constance are Lüner Lake, Silvretta Lake, Vermunt Lake, Spuller Lake, the Kops Basin and Formarin Lake the first four were created for the production of hydroelectric energy ... However even before the dam for the power plant was built, Lüner Lake was the largest mountain lake in the Alps ... from power plants in Germany is used to pump water back into some of the lakes ...
... Utah Lake is a freshwater lake in the U.S ... The lake's only river outlet, the Jordan River, is a tributary of the Great Salt Lake ... Evaporation accounts for 42% of the outflow of the lake, which leaves the lake slightly saline ...
... Today, about 226 species of birds use the lake either as their permanent home or as a stop over on their migration ... The Utah Lake Wetland Preserve has been established at the south end of Utah Lake ... Birds seen at Utah Lake include sandhill crane, double-crested cormorant, great horned owl, turkey vulture, golden eagle, cinnamon teal duck, and mallard duck ...
... The Utah Lake watershed drains 3,846 square miles (9,960 km2) over mostly mountainous terrain ... Two major tributaries account for nearly 60% of inflow by streams or rivers into Utah Lake ... there are many hot springs and smaller creeks flowing into the lake ...
More definitions of "lake":
- (noun): Any of numerous bright translucent organic pigments.
- (noun): A body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land.
Famous quotes containing the word lake:
“The best quality tea must have creases like the leathern boot of Tartar horsemen, curl like the dewlap of a mighty bullock, unfold like a mist rising out of a ravine, gleam like a lake touched by a zephyr, and be wet and soft like a fine earth newly swept by rain.”
—Lu Yu (d. 804)
“Wordsworth went to the Lakes, but he was never a lake poet. He found in stones the sermons he had already hidden there.”
—Oscar Wilde (18541900)
“Like a canoe route across the great lake on whose shore
One is left trapped, grumbling not so much at bad luck as
Because only this one side of experience is ever revealed.
And that meant something.”
—John Ashbery (b. 1927)