UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis
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Glossary

Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

lake
1. As used in speleology, a body of standing water too deep to walk across [10]. 2. In caving, a body of standing water in a cave, but used for what would be called a pond or pool on the surface [25]. 3. A body of fresh inland water [16].