Lake Baikal ( 1,620 meters )
Lake Baikal in Siberia has the distinction of being the deepest lake in the world and the largest freshwater lake, containing over 20% of the thawed freshwater on the Earth’s surface.
Lake Baikal is the largest freshwater lake in the world (by volume) and the deepest lake in the world. With a half moon shape, it is in the southern area of Siberia, Russia.
Lake Baikal is very deep because it is located in an active continental rift zone. The rift zone is widening at a rate of about 2.5 cm per year. As the crack gets wider, it also gets deeper through sinking. Therefore, Lake Baikal can grow bigger and bigger in the future.