Deepest Lakes in North America
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  Overview

Dataset of the deepest lakes in the North America - among these, are the Great Lakes of North America - Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Combined, these great lakes have a total volume of 22,671 km³, a shade less than the volume of Lake Baikal (23,615 km³), the 2nd biggest lake by water volume in the world (first being the Caspian Sea - at 78,200 km³ ). However, the Great Lakes do not claim the title of the deepest and second deepest lakes in North America.

Which is the deepest lake in North America?
The deepest lake in North America is Great Slave Lake with a maximum depth of 614 meters. The second-deepest lake in North America is Crater Lake at 594 meters and the third-deepest is Quesnel reaching as deep as 511 meters.The depths of the major lakes in North America range from 7 meters to 614 meters, with lakes reaching as deep as 212.5 meters on average.

 Compare Great Slave Lake with Lac Saint-Jean (Lake St. Jean)


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The Great Slave Lake is the deepest lake (614m) in North America - the only lake exceeding 600m in maximum depth. Three lakes exceed 500m in depth - they are the Crater Lake (594m), Quesnel Lake (511m) and Lake Tahoe (501m).

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Here are North America's deepest lakes.

Great Slave Lake.

Great Slave Lake is the deepest lake in North America at 614 meters.

Containing up to 1,560 km3 of water, Great Slave Lake has a maximum depth of 614 meters and spans a surface area of 27,000 km2.

It spans 480 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in North America: Canada.

The name 'Great Slave' is derived from the Slavey Indians, which were one of the indigenous Athapaskan tribes living on its southern shores in the mid-18th century.

 

 Compare Great Slave Lake with Muncho Lake from Canada.

 Compare Great Slave Lake with Lake Norman from United States.


Crater Lake.

Crater Lake is the 2nd deepest lake in North America at 594 meters.

Crater Lake is a lake that spans 53 km2 in surface area, reaching as deep as 594 meters. It also holds a total water volume of up to 18.70 km3.

It spans 10 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in North America: United States.

It is the main feature of Crater Lake National Park and is famous for its deep blue color and water clarity.

 

 Compare Crater Lake with Lake Of The Woods from Canada, United States.

 Compare Crater Lake with Lake Pend Oreille from United States.


Quesnel.

Quesnel is the 3rd deepest lake in North America at 511 meters.

Reaching as deep as 511 meters, Quesnel holds up to 41.80 km3 of water and covers a surface area of 286 km2.

It spans 100 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in North America: Canada.

 

 Compare Quesnel with Lake Norman from United States.

 Compare Quesnel with Nueltin from Canada.


Lake Tahoe.

Lake Tahoe by Drone (4K) by Matt Michelini

Lake Tahoe is the 2nd deepest lake in USA at 501 meters.

Reaching as deep as 501 meters, Lake Tahoe holds up to 150 km3 of water and covers a surface area of 490 km2.

It spans 35 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in North America: United States.

 

 Compare Lake Tahoe with Great Slave Lake from Canada.

 Compare Lake Tahoe with Crater Lake from United States.


Adams Lake.

Adams Lake by Envision 3D Mapping

Adams Lake is the 3rd deepest lake in Canada at 464 meters.

Spanning a surface area of 137 km2, Adams Lake contains up to 23.20 km3 of water and reaches a maximum depth of 464 meters.

It spans 63 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in North America: Canada.

 

 Compare Adams Lake with Foss Lake from United States.

 Compare Adams Lake with Crater Lake from United States.


Lake Chelan.

Lake Chelan Aerial View (4K) Credit: Youtube/Ryan Liu

Lake Chelan is the 3rd deepest lake in USA at 453 meters.

Lake Chelan is a lake that holds up to 19.48 km3 of water, reaching a maximum depth of 453 meters. The lake also covers 135 km2 in surface area.

It spans 81 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in North America: United States.

 

 Compare Lake Chelan with Dubawnt from Canada.

 Compare Lake Chelan with Lake Tahoe from United States.


Great Bear Lake.

Great Bear Lake is the 3rd largest lake by surface area in Canada at 31,000 km2.

Reaching as deep as 446 meters, Great Bear Lake holds up to 2,236 km3 of water and covers a surface area of 31,000 km2.

It spans 373 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in North America: Canada.

It is also the largest lake that is situated entirely within Canada 

 

 Compare Great Bear Lake with Lake Of The Woods from Canada, United States.

 Compare Great Bear Lake with Athabasca from Canada.


Lake Superior.

Lake Superior is the 2nd largest lake by surface area in the world at 82,100 km2.

Lake Superior is a lake that holds up to 12,100 km3 of water, reaching a maximum depth of 406.3 meters. The lake also covers 82,100 km2 in surface area.

It spans 616 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in North America: Canada, United States.

 

 Compare Lake Superior with Melville from Canada.

 Compare Lake Superior with Athabasca from Canada.


Lake Pend Oreille.

Lake Pend Oreille spans a surface area of 380 km2.

It spans 69 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in North America: United States.

 

 Compare Lake Pend Oreille with Melville from Canada.

 Compare Lake Pend Oreille with Okanagan Lake from Canada.


Datasets on Lakes

 World — Deepest lakes   |   Largest lakes by water volume   |   Largest lakes by surface area

 Largest Lakes by Region — Europe   |   North America   |   South America   |   Asia   |   Africa

 Deepest Lakes by Region — Europe   |   North America   |   South America   |   Asia   |   Africa

 Largest Lakes by Countries — Canada   |   USA   |   China   |   Russia   |   UK   |   Italy   |   Switzerland   |   Scandinavia   |   Argentina   |   Australia

 Deepest Lakes by Countries — Canada   |   USA   |   UK   |   Australia


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