Guess what we learned today!!!

By Sandy Schenck

Doo-to-doo-ta-doo…You can learn too! Do you know if our base camp body of water is a pond or a lake?

In doing more research…we found out that our upper water is a pond…therefore it is the “Upper Pond” and the lower water is a lake…the “Lower Lake”. The definition of a pond is “a body of water shallow enough to support rooted plants. Sometimes plants grow all the way across a shallow pond. In a pond, the water temperature is even from top to bottom; in lakes, the water temperature can vary with depth.”

“A pond is shallow enough to permit sunlight to reach the bottom. Ponds are rarely deeper than 12-15 feet.”

Next time you see a body of water then you’ll be able to tell if it is a pond or a lake.