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Term: Paternoster lakes Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: A linear series of mountain valley lakes that are formed from glacial erosion. They form behind glacial moraines or in glacially carved out rock basins. The name of this feature is related to the series of lakes looking like a string of beads.  PhysicalGeography 

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