A lake is a relatively still, inland body of water. Some lakes occur natural where a river or other source of water feeds them. Other lakes have been created artificially using dams. Lakes can range in size, from small to the massive Great Lakes on the border of the United States and Canada. Most lakes are freshwater bodies of water, and lakes are found on every continent (including subglacial lakes in Antarctica). For issues and news related to lakes, read below.
During the rainy fall and winter, most Oregonians probably don't give much thought to Lost Lake, a shallow 85-acre (0.34 square kilometers) lake surrounded by pine trees that sits near a highway.
The Hanhowuz Reservoir of Turkmenistan stands out as a shock of turquoise in the desert, with irrigated agricultural fields making a checkerboard around it. But this water diversion project and others like it have caused major environmental problems.
This stunning space wallpaper is a false-color mosaic, made from infrared data collected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. It reveals the differences in the composition of surface materials around hydrocarbon lakes at Titan, Saturn's largest moon.