The O'Higgins-San Martín lake (known as O'Higgins in Chile and San Martín in Argentina) is the deepest lake in South America, with a maximum depth of 836m. In fact, it is the deepest lake in the Americas (including North America), deeper than the Great Slave Lake of Canada (614m) which is the deepest lake in North America.
At second-deepest in South America, is the General Carrera-Buenos Aires lake (referred to as General Carrera Lake in Chile and Lake Buenos Aires in Argentina), with a maximum depth of 586m. The lake has a surface of 1,850 km2, of which 970 km2 are in the Chile and 880 km2 in the Argentine Santa Cruz Province.
Photo of General Carrera-Buenos Aires lake from Chile (Credit: Jorge Morales Piderit/Wikimedia)
At half a kilometers (500m) deep, the Argentino Lake is the third-deepest in South America. Argentino lake is the largest freshwater lake in Argentina with a surface area of 1414 km2 and holding 219.9 km2 of water.
Lake Titicaca is a large, deep lake in the Andes on the border of Bolivia and Peru, often called the "highest navigable lake" in the world, at the surface elevation of 3,812 metres (12,507 ft). Lake Titicaca is also the largest lake in South America, spanning an area of 8,372 km2 and holding 893 km3 of water.
View of Lake Titicaca from the hills in the town of Puno (Credit: Helence81/wikimedia)
Beautiful view of Lake Titicaca in 4K
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