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Burning Questions: When does a large puddle become a pond and a pond become a lake?
6:00am Wednesday 5th February 2014 in News
The scene in 2012 when torrential rain turned Penhill Park, Sidcup, into a windsurfing lake - or was it a pond?
WITH all the rain we’ve had this year so far it’s been hard to escape the sight of water, so today we have a question on the wet stuff for you to tackle.
The rainfall has created some interesting – if unwanted – new water features around the area, so what we want to know is when does a large puddle become a pond and when does a pond become a lake?
Is it down to the body of water’s size, or depth? Does the type of water matter or whether the feature is natural or man-made?
Add your ideas – or definitive answers if you have them – below to help explain how these standing bodies of water should be identified.
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