Video | Mar 16, 2021

BACK TO BASICS: What is a lake?

Water is necessary for life on earth.

Our dependence on water—fresh water especially—makes it critical to be aware of how we affect and interact with our water. When it comes to lakes, asking questions about overall lake health has become more important with our growing awareness of how we affect water globally.

As we try to understand how the health of lakes has been changing, it’s important to revisit the basic question: What even is a lake?

On the surface (pun intended), this may seem like a simple question. But this short video reveals that lakes are so much more than you could have imagined…