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lake

(Encyclopedia) lake, inland body of standing water occupying a hollow in the earth's surface. The study of lakes and other freshwater basins is known as limnology. Lakes are of particular importance since the...

lake

(Encyclopedia) lake, in dyeing, an insoluble pigment formed by the reaction between an organic dye and a mordant . The color of a lake depends upon the mordant as well as the dye used. Generally,...

Walker Lake

(Encyclopedia) Walker Lake, salt lake, c.105 sq mi (270 sq km), W Nev., SE of Carson City. Fed by the Walker River, it is a remnant of prehistoric Lake Lahontan and has no outlet.

Pyramid Lake

(Encyclopedia) Pyramid Lake, 188 sq mi (487 sq km), W Nev. The lake, a remnant of ancient Lake Lahontan, receives the Truckee River. Visited (1844) by U.S. explorer John Frémont , the lake was named fo...

Utah Lake

(Encyclopedia) Utah Lake, c.145 sq mi (380 sq km), N central Utah; largest freshwater lake in the state. It drains through the Jordan River to the Great Salt Lake. Utah Lake is what remains of the prehistoric...

Tulare Lake

(Encyclopedia) Tulare Lake, intermittent lake, in the Central Valley, central Calif. The Kings, Kaweah, and Kern rivers at one time flowed into the lake, but their waters have been diverted for irrigation. Th...

Great Lakes

(Encyclopedia) Great Lakes, group of five freshwater lakes, central North America, creating a natural border between the United States and Canada and forming the largest body of freshwater in the world, with ...

Lake Forest

(Encyclopedia) Lake Forest, city (1990 pop. 17,836), Lake co., NE Ill., a prestigious residential suburb of Chicago, on Lake Michigan; inc. 1861. The city is known for its scenic lakefront and impressive esta...

Arrow Lakes

(Encyclopedia) Arrow Lakes, two expansions of the Columbia River, S British Columbia, Canada. Both lie in narrow valleys bounded by mountain ranges and are noted for their beauty. Upper Arrow Lake has an area...