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The distribution and morphometry of lakes and reservoirs in British Columbia: a provincial inventory

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2004

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Schiefer, Erik, and Klinkenberg, Brian, 2004, The distribution and morphometry of lakes and reservoirs in British Columbia: a provincial inventory: Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe canadien, v. 48, no. 3, p. 345-355.

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An inventory of provincial lakes and reservoirs has been developed to characterise and assess the distribution and morphometry of standing water bodies in British Columbia. In the province, there are over 241,500 lakes and reservoirs greater than 1,000 m2in size. These water bodies cover 2.37 percent of the province area and contain an estimated 521 km3of water (312 km3in natural lakes and 209 km3in reservoirs). A hypsometric relation suitable for order-of-magnitude estimates of lake volume from lake area is presented. Based on the distribution and morphometric attributes of lakes, several distinctive limnologic regions were identified, including the northeastern Alberta Plateau (highest proportion of circular lakes), the southwestern [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1111/j.0008-3658.2004.00064.x
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1541-0064

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