Geografie 2004, 109, 117-128

Genetic classification of lakes in the Czech Republic

Bohumír Janský, Miroslav Šobr

Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia

The paper provides genetic classification of lakes in the Czech Republic. We separate lakes to two groups - natural and anthropogenic origin. The genetic classification is based on the classification of lakes according to the way of origination of the lake basin while the geomorphologic viewpoint prevails: glacial lakes, fluvial lakes, karst lakes, lakes dammed-up by landslides, organogenous lakes and anthropogenic lakes. As the anthropogenic lakes we may regard all the water bodies which originated as a consequence of the human activity - mining of mineral resources.