lake is a large body of fresh water. Lakes can range in size from small
ponds to huge bodies of water such the Great Lakes in the U.S.
|Looking at this picture why
do you think Minnesota is known as the land of 10,000 lakes?
Lakes and rivers are closely tied. Some lakes are the
source for some rivers. Important rivers, most often, originate from lakes.
Some rivers end in lakes.
Since both rivers and lakes are freshwater and flow in
and out of each other, they share similar characteristics and many species
reside in both habitats.