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How Many Lakes Are There in the World?

Have you ever wondered how many lakes there are in the world? Well, a study published on September 16th, 2014 in the Geophysical Research Letters journals reveals that number, and much more. I thought it would be a good idea to create an infographic with the most important data points. If you like it, don’t forget to share it or …

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Shipwrecks of Lake Michigan: 13 Famous Ships Lost in the Waters the Lake

ake Michigan is home to an estimated 1,500 shipwrecks, out of a total of 6,000 in the Great Lakes. Recently, the lake’s clear waters have revealed some of them, including James McBride and Rising Sun. Following are some of the most well-known ships that have been lost in Lake Michigan. 1. Lady Elgin Lady Elgin sank on September 8th, 1860, …

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FOTD: Lake Baikal Is the Deepest Lake in the World

With a maximum depth of 1,642 meters or 5,387 feet, Lake Baikal is the world’s deepest lake. It also boasts an impressive average depth of 745 meters or 2,444 feet. The second deepest lake on Earth is Lake Tanganyika, which has a maximum depth of 1,470 meters or 4,820 feet and an average depth of 570 meters, or 1,870 feet. …

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Welcome to Lakepedia

ven though the site was launched in March 2015, the idea of an encyclopedia of lakes sprung up many years ago, when there was no internet. I used to scribble down every bit of information I could find about lakes and rivers, and gather everything in a folder. I am what some people might call a “lake enthusiast”, if there …