MAP ME GlacierDog: What Is the World’s Deepest Lake?
* Lake Baikal (or Baykal) is the deepest lake in the world, over 1.6 km or 1 mi.
* It curves through southern Russia for nearly 400 mi.
* Lake Baikal is the largest freshwater lake by volume. Its 23,000 cubic km of water constitutes about 20% of the world’s total surface fresh liquid water. In fact, it has as much water as all of the Great Lakes of North America combined.
* It lies in an active, widening continental rift zone. The sediments at the bottom are over 7 km (4 mi) thick, giving its rift floor a depth of 8 to 9 km (over 5 mi).
The next MAPME GlacierDog will be: What Is the World’s Deepest Canyon?