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World’s Largest Freshwater Lake

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Superior, you say? Well, yes and no. By surface area, the greatest of the Great Lakes would correctly answer the question.

But if you consider the actual volume of water, nothing on the globe compares to Lake Baikal in southern Siberia. With a maximum depth of just over a mile, it’s the deepest lake in the world. And at over 400 miles in length, Lake Baikal contains a full one-fifth of the freshwater on the entire planet. That’s right — if you were to dump the H2O from all five Great Lakes into an empty Baikal, you’d have room to spare.

Scientists estimate the lake is about 25 million years old. Because of its age and isolation, the beautifully pure Lake Baikal is one of Earth’s richest sources of freshwater life forms, containing in excess 2,000 unique species of flora and fauna.

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  • angel

    why do they lie

  • lol

    HaHa i did not know that!!!!!!

  • Dan

    When you travel the Trans-siberian express, the Lake Baikal stop is the best. Local towns people bring out all kinds of fish meals to the train passengers.

  • Bigthingz

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  • anupam

    stupid donkey

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  • Scientist Jab Conger

    What you have said is correct in a sense and incorret in a sense. Everything you said was factual information, except for the fact that dumping all the great lakes into Baikal will keep room to spare. Dumping the Great lakes into Baikal could cause a major flood.

  • Scientist Jab Conger

    My apologies, you are actually correct

  • Maggie


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