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What is the difference between lake and pond; mountain and hill; or river and creek?

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Asked by anantharaman, 16 Nov '09 12:03 am
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Lake & pond are both water body, but different in sizes.Lake never dries /or run out of water around the year but ponds may be dried for some time of the year & will again become a water body as Rainy season comes.
Mountains are of so high altitude that it allways have Snow covered peaks while hills are never snow covered.
River in general chanallises land/ or mountain water as stream to sea i.e. flow of water is from land to sea but creek has the water flow from sea to sea & in general never dries up while Rivers may be dry during Winter to summer.
Answered by Santiranjan Pal, 16 Nov '09 07:29 am

 
  
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There are no official definitions for generic terms as applied to geographic features. Such definitions as exist derive from the particular needs and applications of organizations using them. The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) database utilizes 63 broad categories of feature types originally defined solely to facilitate retrieval of entries with similar characteristics from the database.

These categories generally accord with dictionary definitions, but not always or in all respects. The differences are thematic and highly perceptive. For example, a lake is classified in the GNIS as a "natural body of inland water," a definition that may not apply in other contexts. We have found 54 other generic terms with characteristics similar to a lake, and all are classified as lake, including features called ponds. It might be generally agreed that a pond is smaller than a lake, but even this is not always true.

All "linear flowing bodies of water" are classified as streams in ...more
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 16 Nov '09 03:29 pm

 
  
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A lake is a big water stretch, whereas a pond is a small water body....
a mountain consists of a range of high hills with a great altitude , whereas hills are high mounds........
a river is a copious natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea or a lake....., whereas a creek is a small bay or a narrow inlet in a sea coast..........
Answered by minati vishwakarma, 16 Nov '09 12:43 am

 
  
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Answered by Anand Agarwal, 16 Nov '09 12:34 am

 
  
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Lake = a body of fresh or salt water of considerable size, surrounded by land.
any similar body or pool of other liquid, as oil.
pond= a body of water smaller than a lake, sometimes artificially formed, as by damming a stream.
mountain = a natural elevation of the earth's surface rising more or less abruptly to a summit, and attaining an altitude greater than that of a hill, usually greater than 2000 ft. (610 m).
hill = a natural elevation of the earth's surface, smaller than a mountain
river = a natural stream of water of fairly large size flowing in a definite course or channel or series of diverging and converging channels. , a similar stream of something other than water: a river of lava; a river of ice.
creek= U.S., Canada, and Australia. a stream smaller than a river.
a stream or channel in a coastal marsh.
Answered by Shan Real, 16 Nov '09 12:33 am

 
  
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