Holomictic lake

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Holomictic lakes are lakes that have a uniform temperature and density from top to bottom at a specific time during the year, which allows the lake waters to completely mix.


Holomictic lakes are non-meromictic lakes.[1]

Most lakes are holomictic; meromictic lakes are rare, although they may be less rare than commonly thought.[citation needed]

A holomictic lake where rain water is the source of mixing and temperature change throughout the year

There are four types of holomictic lakes:


Holomictic type Prashar lake

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  1. ^ Lewis, William M., Jr. (1983). "A revised classification of lakes based on mixing" (PDF). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 40 (10): 1779–1787. doi:10.1139/f83-207. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-06.
  2. ^ Kevern, Niles R.; King, Darrell L.; Ring, Robert (1996). "Lake Classification Systems - Part 1". The Michigan Riparian.

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