Lake length is the shortest distance between the two most distant points of the shoreline. Depending on the shape of the shores, lake length looks like a straight line or a broken line, but never crosses them. This line will be straight in the case of a relatively simple lake shape; for a sinuous lake, this line will consist of separate segments of straight and curved lines. If the lake configuration is complex, the length can also be defined as the distance between the centers of the circles inscribed in the lake outline. The lake shoreline length is measured using the zero isobath.
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