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Geography

What's the difference between a lake and a river?


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The main difference between lakes and rivers consists in the fact that a river is a moving body of water, whereas a lake is an immobile body of water. This also determines their difference in appearance, as a river is long and its shape is defined by its course. It basically looks like a snake.

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A lake is still or standing water, while a river is flowing water.

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