does the water get into a lake?
Small streams and large rivers bring water into lakes. The water they
carry comes from precipitation and melted snow and ice.
long does water spend in a lake?
It depends on the lake! A drop of water spends an average of 100 years
in a lake before taking its next trip in the water cycle.
does water get out of a lake?
Water can leave a lake in two different ways. It may evaporate from the
surface of the lake. That’s when the Sun’s energy turns some
water into a gas called water vapor. Or, water may leave a lake in a river
that drains extra water away.