Inland Lakes and Ponds

Inland lakes and ponds are relatively large bodies of water that are surrounded by land. Lakes are usually filled with water throughout the year in North America, but lakes can dry up during dry seasons. Lakes can also be either natural or man-made. Lakes usually have one or several sources of water, such as streams, rivers, or springs, and drain into a river system.

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