10 most difficult lakes riddlesLakes quiz
The Caspian Sea, the largest lake in the world, is:
North freshwater, south saltwater
North freshwater, south saltwater, east super salty.
The Caspian Sea, fed by freshwater (sweet) rivers, mainly Volga (80%) and Ural in the north, is freshwater, while it's deeper, warmer and saline (1.2%) in the south. The salinity of Garabogazköl, shallow eastern bay is 35%!
Visiting Antarctica, we will not be able to see:
the saltiest lake in the world
the most oxygenated lake in the world
a stony desert
In Antarctica we can find the Erebus high volcano at nearly 4 km, the Don Juan pond with a salinity of 44.2%, and the desert of the McMurdo Valleys. Lake Vostok with an oxygen content 5 times more than the average, however, is hidden under a 4 km layer of glacier.
What is the largest lake in New Zealand?
Lake Taupo is a lake in the North Island of New Zealand. It is in the caldera of the Taupo Volcano. With a surface area of 616 square kilometres (238 sq mi), it is the largest lake by surface area in New Zealand.
Which river flows into Lake Ontario?
Saint Lawrence River
Niagara River flows from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario.
What U.S. state has the nickname "Land of 10,000 Lakes"?
Minnesota is a state in the midwestern and northern regions of the United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory. The state has a large number of lakes, and is known by the slogan "Land of 10,000 Lakes".
Where is the world's second largest hot lake located?
in New Zealand
The Boiling Lake is situated in the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Dominica's World Heritage site. It is the second-largest hot lake in the world after the Frying Pan Lake in New Zealand. Its temperature range is from 180 to 197 °F (82–92 °C) along the edges, but at the centre it is actively boiling.
What is the name of this lake?
Lake Balkhash is the 13th largest lake in the world. The lake is divided by a strait into two distinct parts. The western is a fresh water half, while the eastern half is saline.
The Elevation of Lake Superior is 183m, Michigan 177m, Huron 176m and Erie 174m. How about Ontario?
The gradient between The Great Lakes is generally very shallow. However, the descent between Erie and Ontario is greater than between any of the others, and includes the spectacular Niagara Falls, 51m high.
On which lake lies Manitoulin - the largest island in a freshwater lake?
in Lake Superior
in Lake Ontario
in Lake Huron
in Lake Michigan
The island has an area of 2,766 km2 (1,068 sq mi), making it the 174th largest island in the world and Canada's 31st largest island. Manitoulin Island itself has 108 freshwater lakes, some of which have their own islands; in turn several of these "islands within islands" have their own ponds. Lake Manitou, at 104 km2 (40 sq mi), is the largest island in a freshwater lake in the world, and Treasure Island in Lake Mindemoya is the largest island in a lake on an island in a lake in the world.
Which of these lakes is considered the most toxic in the world?
Lake Karachay is a small lake in central Russia. It is often referred to as the most polluted site on earth. Containing just one square mile of water, the lake formed a dumping ground for nuclear waste by for around 12 years.High level radioactive waste makes up almost the entire lake-bed to a depth of around 3.4 meters. Some areas surrounding the lake have radiation measurements of around 6 Sv/hour, which is enough to give a lethal dose to a human in as little as 30 minutes¹.