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Re: Highest Elevation Lake in CA & other states

Postby surgent » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:35 pm

Bruno_Tibet wrote:
Fletch wrote:Doesn't a lake have to have an inlet and outlet (I mean technically)?

No, endorheic lakes have no outlet (closed drainage basins). Some of the largest lakes on earth are endorheic.

Fletch wrote:Otherwise it's a pond, right?

There is no uniformally accepted definition for pond and lake, but let's say that size matters... :)

I agree with OOG, this google site is pretty cool you should check it out some time...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake#Types_of_lakes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endorheic_basin


Check out Devils Lake in North Dakota:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devils_Lake_(North_Dakota)

It's slowly swallowing up the nearby towns! I see a good Hollywood movie idea here :)

Speaking of lakes/ponds/seas etc, I assumed it had to do with size, inlet/outlet (or lack thereof) and salinity. I always was taught the Great Salt Lake was actually a sea. Similarly, the Salton Sea in southern California, although I guess it could be an endorheic lake. Endorheic... I like that word.

There's probably a lot of local custom at work when naming bodies of water.
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Re: Highest Elevation Lake in CA & other states

Postby MoapaPk » Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:41 pm

Definitions evolve with limnology. At one time, the dominant view was that a pond was a body of water that was shallow enough to support rooted (living*) plant growth throughout. At another, a pond was said to be shallow enough to have light penetrate to the bottom. These definitions bias small, cold tarns to be considered as lakes.

*There is a deep, cold lake in Oregon that has a drowned forest on the bottom.
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Re: Highest Elevation Lake in CA & other states

Postby mrh » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:21 pm

I have read Legore Lake in the Wallowas is the highest in OR. That is if one doesn't consider the water body on South Sister to be a lake.

http://www.summitpost.org/legore-lake-from-the-north/80896/c-171205

(sorry for the link, but for some reason I cannot post photos in the forums. :x )
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Re: Highest Elevation Lake in CA & other states

Postby JasonH » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:21 pm

mrh wrote:I have read Legore Lake in the Wallowas is the highest in OR. That is if one doesn't consider the water body on South Sister to be a lake.

http://www.summitpost.org/legore-lake-from-the-north/80896/c-171205

(sorry for the link, but for some reason I cannot post photos in the forums. :x )


Did you post a try the link to the picture or a link to the SP page for the photo?

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Re: Highest Elevation Lake in CA & other states

Postby dskoon » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:22 am

mrh wrote:I have read Legore Lake in the Wallowas is the highest in OR. That is if one doesn't consider the water body on South Sister to be a lake.

http://www.summitpost.org/legore-lake-from-the-north/80896/c-171205

(sorry for the link, but for some reason I cannot post photos in the forums. :x )



I wouldn't consider that body of water on S. Sister much of a lake; more like a tarn.
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Re: Highest Elevation Lake in CA & other states

Postby mrh » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:03 pm

JasonH wrote:
mrh wrote:I have read Legore Lake in the Wallowas is the highest in OR. That is if one doesn't consider the water body on South Sister to be a lake.

http://www.summitpost.org/legore-lake-from-the-north/80896/c-171205

(sorry for the link, but for some reason I cannot post photos in the forums. :x )


Did you post a try the link to the picture or a link to the SP page for the photo?

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I tried to link to the SP page. Is that my problem? Let me try to link directly to another photo of Legore Lake:

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ahh, the preview shows success. Guess that was my problem. I'm such a computer retard. :roll:
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Re: Highest Elevation Lake in CA & other states

Postby JasonH » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:12 pm

mrh wrote:
JasonH wrote:
mrh wrote:I have read Legore Lake in the Wallowas is the highest in OR. That is if one doesn't consider the water body on South Sister to be a lake.

http://www.summitpost.org/legore-lake-from-the-north/80896/c-171205

(sorry for the link, but for some reason I cannot post photos in the forums. :x )


Did you post a try the link to the picture or a link to the SP page for the photo?

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I tried to link to the SP page. I'm not sure what my problem is, but its been at least a year since I could. Probably something with my setup. :?

Though I can successfully do so in this reply after you did. What a mystery.


No Mystery. Next time use the URL for the photo (the cloudfile URL). The URL for the SP page isn't a link to a photo.
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