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...
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.
Crater Lake in Oregon is 1,943 feet deep, according to the National Park Service. That makes Crater Lake the deepest U.S. lake and the world's ninth deepest.
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...
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'...
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.
Lake Mead is situated along the Colorado River in the states of Nevada and Arizona. Lake Mead is approximately 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas, Nev.