Finger lake

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A finger lake, also known as either a fjord lake or trough lake, is "a narrow linear body of water occupying a glacially overdeepened valley and sometimes impounded by a morainic dam."[1][2][3] Where one end of a finger lake is drowned by the sea, it becomes a fjord or sea-loch.


New Zealand[edit]

Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables

United Kingdom[edit]





See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hamblin and Carmack (1978), 885.
  2. ^ Whittow (1984), 193.
  3. ^ Kotlyakov and Komarova (2007), 255.


  • Hamblin, P.F. and Carmack, E.C., 1978. River‐induced currents in a Fjord Lake. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 83(C2), pp.885-899.
  • Kotlyakov, Vladimir and Anna Komarova, Elsevier's Dictionary of Geography: in English, Russian, French, Spanish and German. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2007. ISBN 978-0-444-51042-6.
  • Whittow, John (1984). Dictionary of Physical Geography. London: Penguin, 1984. ISBN 0-14-051094-X.