Arctic Lake

"A relatively large body of slowly moving or standing water that occupies an inland basin of appreciable size located in the Arctic. Definitions that precisely distinguish lakes, ponds, swamps, and even rivers and other bodies of nonoceanic water are not well established. It may be said, however, that rivers and streams are relatively fast moving; marshes and swamps contain relatively large quantities of grasses, trees, or shrubs; and ponds are relatively small in comparison with lakes. Geologically defined, lakes are temporary bodies of water." (Lane 2019)
 

Sources

Lane, R. K.. "Lake." Encyclopedia Britannica, August 14, 2019. https://www.britannica.com/science/lake.
 

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