Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Barrier Lake Landscape

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_127

Synonym: Dammed lake landscape

This is a type of lake landscape consisting of lakes formed by blocking of a valley or a river channel by lava flows, glacial moraines or landslides and rock slides triggered by earthquakes. The Kanas glacial barrier lake in Xinjiang Province is a typical example. Barrier lakes can become severe flood hazards when the dams are broken (Fig. 9).
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