Natural bodies of water

Can be either natural or artificial

Flow of water

Flowing body of water

Standing body of water

Link to another body of water

Connects to a larger body of water

Does not connect to another body of water


Looks like a snake slithering away

Looks like a huge puddles of water

Connection with other inland waterbodies

Moves along its water banks and communicates with other waterbodies

Inland, does not communicate with other waterbodies


Not enclosed by a body of land; rivers are bodies of water with land masses, or long stretches of land bordering their sides

Enclosed by a body of land; lake is a still waterbody usually land-locked, enclosed or surrounded by land from all four sides except a side where it is fed by any moving body of water