Friday, September 27, 2013

The deepest lake in the USA

The other day, friends I've been visiting in Oregon took me to Crater Lake. the deepest lake in the US and the 9th deepest in the world.  At it's deepest point, the lake is 1,943 feet deep. It is the  next deepest lake in the world after Canada's Great Slave Lake, which is 2,015 feet deep.

According to the National Park Service of the US' Department of Interior, a  massive volcanic eruption 7,700 years ago created a deep basin in the place where there was once a mountain peak. Eventually, centuries of rain and show filled the basin, forming a deep blue lake whose waters are of unmatched color and clarity.

Below are pictures of Crater Lake.



Photo by Ariel Murphy 

Posted with Aloha from Albany, Oregon
- Ariel Murphy