State any five points on the importance of lakes.
1. Lakes help in regulating the flow of a river.
2. Lakes store rain water during heavy rainfall and therefore help in preventing floods. During the hot and dry season, it helps in maintaining the flow of water.
3. Lakes help in recharging the ground water level.
4. They are also used for developing hydel power.
5. They have a moderate effect on the climate of the surrounding place.
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