Playa lake chains: the example of the Yenyening Lakes of the upper Avon River catchment of Western Australia

Jennifer Ann Davis, Paul A Carling

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Lakes are formed when depressions are filled with water. Reservoirs are artificial lakes created behind a dam or between dykes. There are nearly nine million lakes in the world with a total surface area of about 1,600,000 km2 and a total volume of 230,000 km3.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Lakes and Reservoirs
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
Pages608 - 616
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781402056161
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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