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Originated by glacial melting
Permanently covered by ice/occur under glaciers, ice caps, or ice sheets
Formed in a depression made by winds
Seasonal lake which only exists during part of the year
One of a series of glacial lakes connected by a stream or braided stream system/named for resemblance to rosary beads/occur in alpine valleys
Has layers of water which do not mix/deepest layer has no dissolved oxygen
U-shaped lake formed when a wide meander of a river is cut off
Formed in a closed drainage basin that allows no outflow to other bodies of water/typically salt lakes/Aral and Caspian Seas
Exist on top of a dense saltwater body and are surrounded by ice/mostly found in Antarctica
Mountain lake formed in a cirque excavated by a glacier
Has one boundary formed by a glacier which obstructs natural drainage of land

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