What causes a lake to flip?



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    I believe that you are asking about lake turn over.  The answer is the different temperatures of the water at different levels.

    The water in a lake or pond is at different temperatures at different depths at different times of the year.  When water is at its densest 39º F (4º C) it sinks and water that was below it rises.  There is a full description of the event in the link below.

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