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Natural Lakes
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Description:
A lake is a body of relatively still fresh or salt water of considerable size, localized in a basin, that is surrounded by land.
Expanded Description:
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.

Natural lakes are generally found in mountainous areas, rift zones, and areas with ongoing glaciation. Other lakes are found in endorheic basins or along the courses of mature rivers. In some parts of the world there are many lakes because of chaotic drainage patterns left over from the last Ice Age. All lakes are temporary over geologic time scales, as they will slowly fill in with sediments or spill out of the basin containing them.

Main types of Natural Lakes:

Glacial lake: a lake with origins in a melted glacier, such as a kettle lake.
Endorheic lake, terminal or closed: A lake which has no significant outflow, either through rivers or underground diffusion. Any water within an endorheic basin leaves the system only through evaporation or seepage. These lakes, such as Lake Eyre in central Australia or the Aral Sea in central Asia, are most common in desert locations.
Rift lake or sag pond: A lake which forms as a result of subsidence along a geological fault in the Earth's tectonic plates. Examples include the Rift Valley lakes of eastern Africa and Lake Baikal in Siberia.
Crater lake: A lake which forms in a volcanic caldera or crater after the volcano has been inactive for some time. Water in this type of lake may be fresh or highly acidic, and may contain various dissolved minerals. Some also have geothermal activity, especially if the volcano is merely dormant rather than extinct.
Oxbow lake: A lake which is formed when a wide meander from a stream or a river is cut off to form a lake. They are called "oxbow" lakes due to the distinctive curved shape that results from this process.

There are thousands of lakes in the world, though some areas have a great number of lakes, others have almost none. Nevertheless natural lakes are located worldwide.

Many lakes are artificial and are constructed for industrial or agricultural use, for hydro-electric power generation or domestic water supply, or for aesthetic or recreational purposes.

We are only looking for natural lakes, all the artificial lakes are excluded (this includes all reservoirs, and similar). Lagoons are also excluded.

All information has been taken from the Wikipedia the free encyclopedia.

Instructions for Posting a Natural Lakes Waymark:
To enter a new waymark, you must post at least one original photo (if it's a small lake!) - depending on the size, more photos are needed - showing a good look over the lake and a brief description of the lake.

Naming the waymark: Lake Name - State or region, Country

Also include as any important information as possible, like access for example (especially if hiking is needed).

Lakes have obviously multiple access points, so use judgment in selecting a point that will appeal to the greatest number of visitors (preferential locations would be a main scenic lookout where it is possible to view a major portion of the lake or a visitors center).

In general, we are looking for only one waymark per lake. In the case of larger lakes, which seeing things with straightforwardness, will be a minority, it is acceptable one waymark per administrative unit which are used by the server waymarking.com (ie "country" and "state/province").

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
To log a visit to a waymark, please post a photograph taken by you and a brief description of your visit.
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Image for Plan d'eau des lônes - Région Rhône-Alpes, Franceview gallery

EE63.7 km

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Natural LakesPlan d'eau des lônes - Région Rhône-Alpes, France

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Plan d'eau des Lônes / Lônes's lake.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BSLLM

location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

date approved: 6/10/2017

last visited: 12/1/2019

Image for Lac du Bois de Gramont - Région Rhône-Alpes, Franceview gallery

SESE65.3 km

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Natural LakesLac du Bois de Gramont - Région Rhône-Alpes, France

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Grand étang principalement dédié à la pêche. Large pond mainly dedicated to fishing.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BSLLM

location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

date approved: 10/7/2018

last visited: never

Image for Lac de Sainte-Hélène - Région Rhône-Alpes, Franceview gallery

EE67.3 km

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Natural LakesLac de Sainte-Hélène - Région Rhône-Alpes, France

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Lac de Sainte-Hélène et ses marais / Sainte-Hélène's lake and its marshes

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BSLLM

location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

date approved: 5/12/2018

last visited: 5/11/2018

Image for Lac d'Annecy, Rhone-Alphes, Franceview gallery

NENE76.4 km

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Natural LakesLac d'Annecy, Rhone-Alphes, France

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Very clear and clean lake in France

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Axel-F

location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

date approved: 9/6/2012

last visited: 6/27/2008

Image for Le Lac Achard (Isère) Franceview gallery

SESE77.2 km

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Natural LakesLe Lac Achard (Isère) France

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Le lac Achard est un lac de France situé dans les Alpes, dans le sud de la chaîne de Belledonne, à proximité de la station de sports d'hiver de Chamrousse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fredevils

location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

date approved: 2/17/2015

last visited: 6/30/2012

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NENE146.3 km

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Natural LakesLake Geneva - Lausanne, Switzerland

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Lake Geneva or Lake Léman is a lake in Switzerland and France, and it is one of the largest lakes in Western Europe.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member tmob

location: Vaud, Switzerland

date approved: 2/20/2012

last visited: 9/8/2019

Image for Le lac de Mison- Upaix- PACA- Franceview gallery

SS156.4 km

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Natural LakesLe lac de Mison- Upaix- PACA- France

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FR: Le lax collinaire de Mison-Upaix- France. EN: The hill lax of Mison-Upaix- France

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SISABIEL

location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

date approved: 6/15/2018

last visited: never

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