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Hydrology of lakes and wetlands

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Thomas C. Winter
Thomas C. Winter
U.S. Geological Survey, MS-413, Box 25046, Denver Federal Center, Denver, Colorado 80225
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Ming-Ko Woo
Ming-Ko Woo
Department of Geography, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M1, Canada
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Published:
January 01, 1990

Abstract

The existence of lakes and wetlands depends on the specific geologic setting that favors the ponding of water, and on the hydrologic processes that allow the body of water to persist at a given site. Lakes can occur only in topographic depressions, but wetlands occur in depressions, on flat areas, on slopes, and even on drainage divides. Lakes and wetlands have some common characteristics, but they differ in many aspects of water storage, water circulation, water loss to the atmosphere, and the thermal and chemical characteristics of their waters.

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DNAG, Geology of North America

Surface Water Hydrology

M. G. Wolman
M. G. Wolman
Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering The Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland 21218
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H. C. Riggs
H. C. Riggs
U.S. Geological Survey 415 National Center Reston, Virginia 22092
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Geological Society of America
Volume
O-1
ISBN electronic:
9780813754666
Publication date:
January 01, 1990

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