A lake is a large body of water that is surrounded by land. The water in a lake is almost always fresh. That means you can drink it if it’s clean. Lake water is usually not salty. A lake is much smaller than an ocean, and larger than a pond.
There are five Great Lakes in the United States: Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Ontario, Lake Huron, and Lake Erie.
Note: The Great Lakes are shared by the United States and Canada. Boats from all over the world are able to visit the Great Lakes thanks to a lock and dam system.
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Date of publication: September 17, 2016