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Lakes

A database referring to large standing bodies of fresh water in a basin. A lake is apart from rivers or streams that serve to fill or drain the lake.

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Lakes

Lake Michigan

Water bodies; Lakes

Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America and the only one located entirely within the United States. The other four Great Lakes are shared by the U.S. and Canada. It is the ...

Lake Huron

Water bodies; Lakes

The second largest of the Great Lakes of North America, bounded on the west by Michigan (U. S. ) and on the north and east by Ontario (Can. ). The lake is 206 mi (331 km) long from northwest to ...

Aral Sea

Water bodies; Lakes

A saline endorheic basin in Central Asia; it lies between Kazakhstan (Aktobe and Kyzylorda provinces) in the north and Karakalpakstan, an autonomous region of Uzbekistan, in the south. The name ...

Lake Victoria

Water bodies; Lakes

The largest lake in Africa and chief reservoir of the Nile, lying mainly in Tanzania and Uganda but bordering on Kenya. Among the freshwater lakes of the world it is exceeded in size only by Lake ...

Lake Superior

Water bodies; Lakes

A most northwesterly and largest of the five Great Lakes of North America and one of the world’s largest bodies of fresh water. Bounded on the east and north by Ontario (Can. ), on the west by ...

Caspian Sea

Water bodies; Lakes

Inland salt lake between Europe and Asia, bordering Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Iran. The sea has a surface area of 371,000 km2 (143,200 sq mi) (Not including Garabogazköl Aylagy) and a ...

Lake Nyasa

Water bodies; Lakes

An African Great Lake and the southernmost lake in the Great Rift Valley system of East Africa. This lake,('''the third largest in Africa and the eighth largest lake in the world,''') is located ...

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