Interesting question from my son

March 15, 2010
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Posted By Larry P on 3/14/2010 at 3:23 PM

This afternoon my son and I made the 15 to 20 min drive to visit my mother. We take her some lunch or fix something after we arrive there. That way she doesn't have to worry about fixing herself anything after Church.

On the way there my son asked an interesting question.

He said he knew there was a minimum acreage requirement before a body of water became a "lake". Anything under this minimum acreage is considered a pond (or maybe some other word for small impoundment of water).

His question is whether there is also a minimum depth requirement for a body of water to be considered a lake.

I have no idea. I speculate that if the water were very shallow (less than 1 foot perhaps) in most places it would tend to evaporate and leave behind a salt flat. But, like I said, I have no idea.

Anyone care to speculate?

Larry P

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