Q- How Indian lakes differ from each other?
Answer- India is a big country which consists of several lakes that are of different size, characteristics as well as specialties. Most lakes of them are permanent and some are seasonal. From these all lakes some are formed from melted glaciers and snow or due to human activities.
But From all of these lakes the main three types of Lakes found in India are as follows with a brief description:
1. Saltwater Lakes:
In India, there are some lakes that are called saltwater lakes as usually every lake has freshwater but these lakes are different from all lakes. These lakes contain saline or salty water. Sometimes saltwater lakes are formed due to island drainage like the sambhar lake in Rajasthan.
These lakes are used for preparing salt as their water is salty or saline.
Some main saltwater lakes are Chilika lake, Pulicat lake, and the kolleru lake.
2. Freshwater Lakes:
The Lakes which contain freshwater are known as freshwater lakes. Most of the lakes in India are freshwater lakes. These lakes are mostly in the Himalayan region. These lakes are formed due to melting glaciers or snow of mountains.
3. Man-made Lakes:
The lakes which are formed due to human activities are commonly known as man-made lakes. These lakes are formed due to the damming of rivers for generating hydroelectricity. These lakes are formed to drain the excess water of the river during the winter and add water to the river during the dry season.
Some of the man-made lakes are: Guru Gobind Sagra, Nizam sagar, Nagarjuna sagar, Ran Pratap Sagar e.t.c.
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