Deepest Lakes of the United States
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Which is the deepest lake in the United States?
The deepest lake in the United States is Crater Lake with a maximum depth of 594 meters. The second-deepest lake in the United States is Lake Tahoe at 501 meters and the third-deepest is Lake Chelan reaching as deep as 453 meters.The depths of the major lakes in the United States range from 10 meters to 594 meters, with lakes reaching as deep as 239.5 meters on average.

 Compare Crater Lake with Erie


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Here are the United States's deepest lakes.

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.


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.


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.


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.


Iliamna.

Iliamna Lake - A Land Worth Preserving by Jason Ching

Spanning a surface area of 2,622 km2, Iliamna contains up to 115 km3 of water and reaches a maximum depth of 301 meters.

It spans 124 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in North America: United States.

 

 Compare Iliamna with Lake Tahoe from United States.

 Compare Iliamna with Lac Saint-Jean (Lake St. Jean) from Canada.


Michigan.

Michigan is the 2nd largest lake by water volume in North America at 4,900 km3.

Containing up to 4,900 km3 of water, Michigan has a maximum depth of 281 meters and spans a surface area of 58,000 km2.

It spans 494 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in North America: United States.

It is also the largest lake that is contained within one country. 

 

 Compare Michigan with Nicaragua from Nicaragua.

 Compare Michigan with Mistassini 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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