NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY - FARGO, N D
STUTSMAN COUNTY, N.D.
Kettle lakes are common features on the glacial landscape of North Dakota. A kettle is a depression formed when a block of stranded, buried glacier ice gradually melted out --- causing the overlying land surface to collapse downward. Where such kettle are deep enough to intercept the water table, a lake occupies the depression.
These kettle lakes are on the Missouri Coteau near Woodworth, North Dakota.