Creative Prompt #284: Lake

Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

Land O’ Lakes

Definition-“A lake is an area, (prototypically filled with water, also of variable size), localized in a basin, that is surrounded by land apart from any river or other outlet that serves to feed or drain the lake. Lakes lie on land and are not part of the ocean, and therefore are distinct from lagoons, and are also larger and deeper than ponds.[1][2] Lakes can be contrasted with rivers or streams, which are usually flowing. However most lakes are fed and drained by rivers and streams.

Natural lakes are generally found in mountainous areas, rift zones, and areas with ongoing glaciation. Other lakes are found in endorheic basins or along the courses of mature rivers. In some parts of the world there are many lakes because of chaotic drainage patterns left over from the last Ice Age. All lakes are temporary over geologic time scales, as they will slowly fill in with sediments or spill out of the basin containing them.

Many lakes are artificial and are constructed for industrial or agricultural use, for hydro-electric power generation or domestic water supply, or for aesthetic or recreational purposes.” (Wikipedia)

Mono Lake

Lake Tahoe

Loch Ness


Lady of the Lake

Lake Counties

Great Salt Lake

Lake Placid, New York

The Lake is the first book in AnnaLisa Grant’s Lake Trilogy.

Stow Lake

Lake Merced

Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

Great Lakes


Mammoth Lakes, Calif

Mountain Lake Park

The Finger Lakes, a region once known only for growing concord grapes for juice, is now making rieslings and some reds that can compete with the world’s best.

Lake County

The Salt Lake Tribune


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