What is difference between a pond and a lake ?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    A lake is supplied by multiple tributaries...A pond is supplied by only one or self sustained. Hope that helps.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    a lake can be privately owned- i know a lot of people who own a lake

    and ponds can be about 100 acres sometimes round here too.

    a lake is feed by a river or a creek, a pond is spring fed or fed by the rain

    and ponds are not always shallow- lakes can be shallow too

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  • 4 years ago

    The main difference between a lake and a pond is the size

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Where I grew up (Northern New England) a lake was fed by run off and a pond was fed by a spring. We had some really big ponds and smaller lakes.

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  • JOHN B
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    1 decade ago

    A pond is generally a very small body of water (less than 2 acres)

    A Lake is a bigger body of water

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  • 1 decade ago

    a tank around here,, like /// down to the pond to feed duck,, goin to lake this weekend catch a few ? blinds on s/e side of that tank// ponds are natural tanks are built..//lakes are built save one , caused by earth quake in tex,

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  • a pond can or maybe owned by a person on there property and a lake is for everyone...i think and a lake is considered bigger than a pond.

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  • 1 decade ago

    a lake is much bigger than a pond

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  • 1 decade ago

    When I think of a pond, I think shallow water. Usually it is located on private land.

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