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How does you or your state differentiate between a pond and a lake as far as acreage is concerned?

In CT a lot of our "lakes" are under 150 acres.  Some are even 50 acres.  There aren't too many named ponds over 15 acres.  I suspect it might have to do with the relative size of the state too.

Facts and opinions welcome

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It must depend on the amount of money the developer has here.  ;D

I have seen bodies of water that are bigger than others named lakes on a map. There is a pond up the road from me that is called Lake Raynagua but it is only 40 acres or so while other ponds are unanmed. I am not sure what standard is used.

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B.A.S.S. founder Ray Scott says that if you are buying it, it's a pond, and if you're selling it, it's a lake.

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    I think you can call it whatever you want to, as long as the name you are going to call it isn't outrageous like saying a 4 acre pond is a lake.  BTW, I don't know what the "official" standards are for N.C. between a pond or lake.

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I don't know the regulations myself but my uncle used to live on some property that had 3 ponds, a medium a large and a small one off his porch, I can only dream. But I used to fish the large one a good bit, it was like 4 or 5 acres, and got to looking at a website and found it listed as a lake with an official name. So I don't understand how they determine exactly.

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I don't know the regulations myself but my uncle used to live on some property that had 3 ponds, a medium a large and a small one off his porch, I can only dream. But I used to fish the large one a good bit, it was like 4 or 5 acres, and got to looking at a website and found it listed as a lake with an official name. So I don't understand how they determine exactly.

Hey man this is a family oriented forum , why don't you get rid of the deer ?

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I don't know the regulations myself but my uncle used to live on some property that had 3 ponds, a medium a large and a small one off his porch, I can only dream. But I used to fish the large one a good bit, it was like 4 or 5 acres, and got to looking at a website and found it listed as a lake with an official name. So I don't understand how they determine exactly.

Hey man this is a family oriented forum , why don't you get rid of the deer ?

what deer are you talking about?

I don't remember where I saw it, but I believe that Maine defines a pond as a body of water that is not deeper than 20 feet at it's deepest point.

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The ponds and lakes in NC do differ but not by much, usually the lakes just have the factor of having more points,drop-offs,ledges,and other structure that you cannot find in ponds. Ponds on the other hand can be fished just like a lake it depends on water clarity and types of structure.

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My Canadian Grandfather always said if you can see the other side, its a pond.

Nice saying...I guess the navy saying the Atlantic Ocean is a pond is false lol!

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