Why are lakes worth protecting and restoring?
Lakes and their surrounding watersheds are unique
and valuable ecosystems for both people and nature.
Lakes are critical "storage tanks" for freshwater.
More than 90% of all available liquid surface freshwater
is contained in lakes and reservoirs. Despite their
importance, many of the world's lakes are in crisis.
"A lake is a landscape's most beautiful and
expressive feature. It is earth's eye; looking into
which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature."
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Update on the World's Lakes