Meteors Make Lakes!

The deepest lake in the United States is Crater Lake in Oregon at 1,932 feet (589 meters), but the lake pictured in Monday’s question (How Deep is Your Lake) is Lake Baikal in the southern Siberia area of Russia. Lake Baikal is not only the world’s deepest lake – it is over a mile deep (1,642 metres or 5,387 feet), but it’s also the largest freshwater lake in the world (by volume).  Crater Lake in Oregon is actually the 9th deepest lake in the world.

An additional bit of trivia for you lake buffs:   In terms of volume, Lake Superior (about 40 miles north of Munising, Michigan) while not on the top ten list of deepest lakes, is second only to Russia’s Lake Baikal in terms of sheer volume. Lake Superior contains 10% of all the earth’s fresh surface water.