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Ponds or Shallow Water 

 

Pond with Beaver LodgeThese wetlands, often known as ponds, are wide, flat basins of standing water. In mid-summer the water usually measures two metres or less, although, it can be deeper. Sometimes the water dries up temporarily, but in mid-summer you will often find open water in these wetlands. These ponds are also called pools or shallow lakes. They receive water from rain, snow or underground sources.

 
Reprinted from Focus On Wetlands  (1994) with permission of Alberta Environment.

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