|MadSci Network: Environment|
Thanks for the question! For starters, letís look in the dictionary. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a pond is "a body of water usually smaller than a lake". O.K. Not a lot of help there. I riffled through several of my college text books to come up with a "scientific" definition. The truth is I don't think there is one. The definition you are looking for would probably be found in state or federal laws relating to wetlands or drainage. I tried to search the internet for such laws, but didn't find anything quite as conclusive as you might want. I did find the following two entries that deal with wetlands. http://www.audubon.org/campaign/wetland/ecosystem.html http://www.enoreo.on.ca/community/resources/wetlands.htm Hope this helps! Eric Biddinger AgNR Educator Purdue Extension - Porter County
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