relict lake

relict lake

[′rel·ikt ′lāk]
(hydrology)
A lake that survives in an area formerly covered by the sea or a larger lake, or a lake that represents a remnant resulting from a partial extinction of the original body of water.
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2009, Chronology of relict lake deposits in the Spiti River, NW Trans
organic], and C/N ratios obtained from lacustrine sediments from a 25 meter exposure of a relict lake in the Himalaya of Northern India.
It is the largest relict lake in the coastal area of Latvia and has remained there since the time of the Litorina Sea (Viksne, 1997; Pakalne & Kalnina, 2005).