Scientists have not agreed on the technical, formal differences between a pond and a lake, though in practice, a pond is not as deep or large as a lake. Whether a body of water is called a pond or lake usually depends on... More »

The main difference between saltwater and freshwater is the salinity content. Both contain salt or sodium chloride, but freshwater contains only small amounts of salt. More »

Lake Champlain is located in North America. It begins in Whitehall, New York, and ends at the Richelieu River in Quebec. The bulk of Lake Champlain is situated within the United States. More » Geography Bodies of Water

At its widest points Lake Tahoe is 22 miles long and 12 miles wide, with an overall surface area of 191 square miles. The lake's shoreline is around 72 miles in circumference, while its depth measures some 1,645 feet, ma... More » Geography Bodies of Water

Lake Ontario measures 802 feet at its greatest depth and has an average depth of 283 feet. Its basin holds 393 cubic miles of water. More » Geography Bodies of Water

Lake Michigan measures 307 miles in length and is 118 miles wide. At the surface, the water of the lake covers approximately 22,300 square miles and is ringed by a shoreline that measures 1,638 miles in length. The lake'... More » Geography Bodies of Water

Lake Erie has an average depth of 62 feet and a maximum depth of 210 feet. The entire lake has a volume of 116 cubic miles, with a surface area of 9,910 square miles and 871 miles of shoreline. Lake Erie is the shallowes... More »