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Crater Lake

The World's Deepest Lakes

brochure Crater Lake - The World's Deepest Lakes

Brochure about the World's Deepest Lakes, including Crater Lake National Park (NP) in Oregon. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

The World's Deepest Lakes At 1,943 feet (592 meters), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and one of the deepest in the world. The depths were first explored thoroughly in 1886 by a party from the U.S. Geological Survey. Their primitive sounding device consisted of a lead pipe attached to piano wire. After lowering it into the water at 168 locations around the lake, they concluded the deepest part to be 1,996 feet (608 meters). This was only 53 feet (16 meters), or less than 3%, off the official depth measurement recorded with multibeam sidescan sonar in 2000. 1. 2. 3. Name Baikal Tanganyika Caspian Sea 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 16. Vostok O'Higgins-San Martin Malawi Issyk-Kul Great Slave Lake Crater Lake Matano General Carrera Hornindalsvatnet Tahoe Location Russia Tanzania, Burundi, Congo, Zambia Iran, Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan Antarctica Chile, Argentina Mozambique, Tanzania, Malawi Kyrgyzstan Canada U.S.A. Indonesia Argentina, Chile Norway U.S.A. Depth 5,369 ft (1,637 m) 4,826 ft (1,471 m) 3,362 ft (1,025 m) at least 2,950 ft (900 m) 2,742 ft (836 m) 2,316 ft (706 m) 2,192 ft (668 m) 2,015 ft (614 m) 1,943 ft (592 m) 1,936 ft (590 m) 1,923 ft (586 m) 1,686 ft (514 m) 1,644 ft (501 m) How Deep is Crater Lake? - ~ Tour Boat. 48 feet long (15 m) Statue of Liberty, 305 feet (93 m) New York City, New York Washington Monument, 555 feet (169 m) Washington D.C. Eiffel Tower, 985 feet (300 m) Paris, France Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and one of the deepest in the world. Imagine stacking the Eiffel Tower, Washington Monument, and Statue of Liberty on top of each other, then lowering them into Crater Lake at its deepest point. There would still be 100 feet (30 meters) of water covering Lady Liberty's torch!

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