Deepest Lakes in South America
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At 836m, the O'Higgins-San Martín lake is the deepest lake in the Americas. General Carrera-Buenos Aires lake (586m) and Argentino lake (500m) are the other two lakes that have reached at least 500m in maximum depth.

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Which is the deepest lake in South America?
The deepest lake in South America is O'Higgins-San Martín with a maximum depth of 836 meters. The second-deepest lake in South America is General Carrera-Buenos Aires at 586 meters and the third-deepest is Argentino Lake reaching as deep as 500 meters.The depths of the major lakes in South America range from 281 meters to 836 meters, with lakes reaching as deep as 521.2 meters on average.

 Compare O'Higgins-San Martín with Titicaca


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Here are South America's deepest lakes.

O'Higgins-San Martín.

O'Higgins-San Martín is the deepest lake in South America at 836 meters.

O'Higgins-San Martín is a lake that spans 1,013 km2 in surface area.

Countries along its shoreline in South America: Argentina, Chile.

The lake is known as O'Higgins in Chile and San Martín in Argentina.

 

 Compare O'Higgins-San Martín with Cochrane/Pueyrredón Lake from Argentina, Chile.

 Compare O'Higgins-San Martín with Titicaca from Bolivia, Peru.


General Carrera-Buenos Aires.

General Carrera-Buenos Aires is the 2nd deepest lake in South America at 586 meters.

General Carrera-Buenos Aires covers a surface area of 1,850 km2.

Countries along its shoreline in South America: Argentina, Chile.

The lake is referred to as General Carrera Lake in Chile and Lake Buenos Aires in Argentina), with 970 km2 of its area in Chile and other 880 km2 in the Argentine Santa Cruz Province.

 

 Compare General Carrera-Buenos Aires with O'Higgins-San Martín from Argentina, Chile.

 Compare General Carrera-Buenos Aires with Titicaca from Bolivia, Peru.


Argentino Lake.

EL CALAFATE - Lago Argentina Twilight [4K] by Youtube/LET'S FLY

Argentino Lake is the 2nd largest lake by water volume in South America at 219.90 km3.

Reaching as deep as 500 meters, Argentino Lake holds up to 219.90 km3 of water and covers a surface area of 1,415 km2.

Countries along its shoreline in South America: Argentina.

 

 Compare Argentino Lake with Nahuel Huapi from Argentina.

 Compare Argentino Lake with Cochrane/Pueyrredón Lake from Argentina, Chile.


Nahuel Huapi.

Sunset in Nahuel Huapi Lake by Youtube/patagoniainternet

Nahuel Huapi is the 3rd largest lake by water volume in South America at 83.35 km3.

Nahuel Huapi is a lake that holds up to 83.35 km3 of water, reaching a maximum depth of 464 meters. The lake also covers 530 km2 in surface area.

Countries along its shoreline in South America: Argentina.

 

 Compare Nahuel Huapi with Cochrane/Pueyrredón Lake from Argentina, Chile.

 Compare Nahuel Huapi with General Carrera-Buenos Aires from Argentina, Chile.


Cochrane/Pueyrredón Lake.

Argentina - Lago Posadas, Lago Pueyrredón (Credit: Youtube/Jan van Bekkum)

Cochrane/Pueyrredón Lake spans a surface area of 325 km2.

Countries along its shoreline in South America: Argentina, Chile.

 

 Compare Cochrane/Pueyrredón Lake with Titicaca from Bolivia, Peru.

 Compare Cochrane/Pueyrredón Lake with General Carrera-Buenos Aires from Argentina, Chile.


Titicaca.

Titicaca is the largest lake by surface area in South America at 8,372 km2.

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).

Containing up to 893 km3 of water, Titicaca has a maximum depth of 281 meters and spans a surface area of 8,372 km2.

It spans 177 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in South America: Bolivia, Peru.

 

 Compare Titicaca with O'Higgins-San Martín from Argentina, Chile.

 Compare Titicaca with Cochrane/Pueyrredón Lake from Argentina, Chile.


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