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Descriptor in English: Ponds
Descriptor in Spanish: Estanques
Descriptor in Portuguese: Tanques
Descriptor in French: Étangs
Entry term(s): Pond
Tree number(s): G01.311.718
G16.500.275.280.625
N06.230.232.625
SP4.016.132.553.904
SP4.016.132.553.924.165
SP4.021.207.183.814
Scope note: Inland bodies of standing FRESHWATER usually smaller than LAKES. They can be man-made or natural but there is no universal agreement as to their exact size. Some consider a pond to be a small body of water that is shallow enough for sunlight to reach the bottom.
Annotation: do not use for salt ponds
Allowable Qualifiers: AN analysis
CH chemistry
MI microbiology
PS parasitology
VI virology
History Note: 2012
See also the descriptors: Coastal Lagoon DeCS
Water Reservoirs DeCS
Water Storage DeCS
DeCS UI: 25177
Descriptor UI: D061005
Date Established: 2012/01/01
Date of Entry: 2011/06/24
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Ponds - Preferred
Concept UI M0556090
Scope note Inland bodies of standing FRESHWATER usually smaller than LAKES. They can be man-made or natural but there is no universal agreement as to their exact size. Some consider a pond to be a small body of water that is shallow enough for sunlight to reach the bottom.
Preferred term Ponds
Entry term(s) Pond



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