Short notes on Lakes of India

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Lakes of India have their different kinds of origins like

(i) Teetonic Lakes :

Old Pleistocene lakes of Kashmir and Kumaon Himalayas are of this kind.

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(ii) Volcanic Lakes:

They are due to volcanicity. They are called crater lakes also.

(iii) Glacial Lakes:

In high mountains.

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(iv) Alluvial Lakes:

Oxbow lakes in the Ganga Plain.

(v) Aeolian Lakes :

Caused due to small depressions or hollows.

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(vi) Lugoons:

These are formed due to deposition of sand bars along the sea coast. The best examples are Chilka Lake (Orissa), Pulicat Lake A.P and Several Kayals on the Malabar Coast of Kerala.

(i) Lakes of Kashmir:

Dal, Wular, Shesh Nag, Vcrinag, Manasbal, Nagin etc.

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(ii) Lakes of Kumaon:

Nainital, Bhimtal, IChurpatal, Sattal, Punatal etc.

(iii) Lakes of Rajasthan:

Udaisagar, Fatehsagar, Jai Samand, Pichola, Sambhar salt lakes. Other important lakes are Lake Lonar in Maharashtra, Chilka in Orissa, Lake Kolleru (A.P), Nakkital (Mt. Abu).

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