In which fresh water body can you scuba dive down more than 5,350 ft (1.63 km)? Which deep African lake has more fresh water fish species than any other lake in the world? Where might you discover space-like subglacial creatures? The answers to these questions can be found in Circle of Blue’s latest infographic: The Top Ten Deepest Freshwater Lakes in the World.
Using the most recent data, Circle of Blue compiled a list of the top-ten deepest freshwater lakes in the world. The lakes span the world, from Russia to Antarctica. Ranging in depth from some 5000 to 500 feet-deep, the freshwater bodies harbor some of the most diverse and interesting life on the planet.
Circle of Blue strives to identify and describe the dimensions of the global freshwater crisis in ways not imagined only a few years ago. Print these graphics and post them in your classrooms, offices, homes, or whereever you think people should know more about water.
Circle of Blue’s east coast correspondent based in New York. He specializes on water conflict and the water-food-energy nexus. He previously worked as a political risk analyst covering equatorial Africa’s energy sector, and sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa. Contact: Cody.Pope@circleofblue.org