Sunday, June 17, 2012

Lake Baikal by the numbers

Lake Baikal is incredible!  Here are some stats:

- Deepest lake in the world at 5,387 feet -- that's over a mile!
- Largest volume fresh water lake in the world -- it holds 20% of the fresh water on Earth
- It would take all of the rivers of the world nearly a year to fill it up
- World's oldest lake at 25 million years old
- From the surface you can see up to 40 meters/130 feet deep into the water
- Everyone in the world could live on the water currently in Lake Baikal for 40 years

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