What is the Deepest Lake in Michigan and How Deep is it?
It's wild when you sit back and think about just how much freshwater is in and around the state of Michigan.
It's called The Great Lakes for a reason.
According to Michigan Lake Info, the state of Michigan information database contains records for a total of 64,911 lakes and ponds statewide. That's pretty insane when you think about it. As a matter of fact, it really got us thinking about it.
What is the Deepest Lake in Michigan?
I don't think it will come as a big surprise to Michiganders that Lake Superior is the deepest lake in Michigan. Not only is it the deepest lake in the state, but it's also the largest and coldest of all the Great Lakes.
How Deep is Lake Superior?
Lake Superior is really deep in certain areas. The deepest point of Lake Superior hits a maximum depth of 1,332 feet. The average depth is 500 feet.
The lake stretches approximately 350 miles from west to east, and 160 miles north to south, with a shoreline almost 2,800 miles long.
While Lake Superior is Michigan's deepest lake, it's not the deepest lake in the world. Heck, it's not even close.
How Deep is The Deepest Lake in the World?
Lake Baikal, in Siberia, is the deepest and largest freshwater lake in the world, holding more than 20% of the unfrozen fresh water on the surface of Earth. According to Britannica, Lake Baikal measures a depth of 5,315 feet. Apparently, it's also the oldest freshwater lake in the world. This lake dates back 20 to 25 million years.