Abstract

Introduction

While among the lakes of central New York the narrow radiating lakes, known as the “Finger lakes,” have received considerable attention at the hands of geographers and geologists, there are other classes of lakes in this region which have not as yet been made to any great extent the subject of serious study.

It is the purpose of this paper to call attention to one of a class of lakes which are conspicuously different in nearly all their topographic features from the “Finger” type of lakes, and which, by way of distinction from them, might be called “Round lakes,” or, if they had not already a special meaning attached to them, the terms “Kettle” or “Pothole” lake would convey some idea of their most prominent characteristic. These lakes are usually round or broadly elliptical and occupy correspondingly shaped, isolated depressions in the surface topography. They are usually situated along . . .

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