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  • View over bush of Lake Hawea, New Zealand on a clear day.
    Rights: Public domain – worldwideTobias Thierer Published 18 June 2008 Size: 270 KB Referencing Hub media

    Lakes fill with water from rain or snow falling on the surrounding land. This surrounding land is called the catchment area, and the nature of the land in this area contributes to the quality of the water in the lake.

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