Lakes, all over the world are considered as the reservoirs of water; the principal ingredient of human life and the animal kingdom in general. In the USA, there are numerous lakes with different size and nature and in various parts of the country. The most fascinating fact is; the collective capacity of surface fresh water reserves in USA is almost 20% of the globe, which is unique by its own nature and also creates a vast coastline within the US territory.
Some of the Great Lakes are:
Lake Superior is the largest among the great lakes in North America, which is shared by two large nations: Canada and USA. It is considered as the largest surface fresh water lake in the world and third in the world by volume with a depth of 1,332 ft., which makes it quite a formidable calculation to judge its capacity.
Lake Michigan is one of the five large Lakes of North America and the only one that is placed wholly inside the United States. The other Great Lakes are collectively owned by the U.S. and Canada. By volume, it is the second largest of the Great Lakes and the third major by surface area, which is a little smaller than the U.S. state of West Virginia. The word “Michigan” has come from the Lake itself and is popularized in history.
Lake Ontario is also one of the five Great Lakes of North America and is situated between USA and Canada with an international border.The most populous state in Canada, Ontario, was named and intended for the lake.
Lake Tahoe is situated in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of the United States. This lake was shaped about 2 million years ago and is a division of the Lake Tahoe Basin with the contemporary lake being formed during the ice ages. The lake is recognized for the clearness of its water and the panoramic view of adjacent mountains on all sides.Lake Tahoe is the most important tourist destination in both Nevada and California.
Iliamna Lake or Lake Iliamna
Iliamna Lake or Lake Iliamna is located in southwest Alaska;this is the eighth major lake in the US and also plays an important role in North American water reserves by covering about 2,600 km² (1,000 sq. miles). The lake’s length is 77 miles (124 km) and the width is 22 miles (35 km), with the highest depth of 988 feet (301 m).