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Encyclopedia > Moraine dammed lake

A moraine dammed lake occurs when a terminal moraine has prevented some meltwater from leaving the valley. Its most common shape is that of a long ribbon (ribbon lake). An example of a moraine dammed lake is Llyn Peris and its twin Llyn Padarn in Wales. Moraine is the general term for debris of all sorts originally transported by glaciers or ice sheets that have since melted away. ... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English(100%), Welsh(20. ...


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Moraine dammed lake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (104 words)
A moraine dammed lake occurs when a terminal moraine has prevented some meltwater from leaving the valley.
Its most common shape is that of a long ribbon (ribbon lake).
Example of moraine dammed lakes include Donner Lake in California, Mille Lacs Lake in Minnesota, and Llyn Peris and its twin Llyn Padarn in Wales.
Moraine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (481 words)
Moraine is rock debris, fallen or plucked from a mountain and transported by glaciers or ice sheets.
The moraine may be lying on the glacier's surface or have been deposited as piles or sheets of debris, where the glacier has melted.
Interlobate moraine: If large glaciers and continental ice sheets advance irregularly so that their margins are lobate, when the margins retreat by melting the resulting terminal moraines of boulders, clay, and sand simulate the original interlobate shape of the glacier or glaciers, therefore such moraines are called interlobate moraine.
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