Dictionary of Geotourism

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Estuarine Lake Landscape

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_651
This is a type of landscape consisting of lakes that are developed from rivers. An estuarine lake is also called a terminal lake, Weilu (terminal tail) lake or standing lake. These lakes are located in the estuaries of inward-flowing rivers connected to a lake. They are replenished by one or several inward-flowing rivers without any outward-flowing rivers. Therefore, they are a type of inland lake. Qinhhai Lake is an estuarine lake of the Buha River and Daotanghe (Inverted) River. Academics also call lakes that are located in the estuaries of outward-flowing rivers the same name, but those lakes are actually exorheic lakes (Fig. 9).
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