10 Stunning Pictures of the Oldest Lake in the World
Russia’s Lake Baikal is the biggest freshwater lake in the world. I should add, that this is counted for unfrozen fresh water on the surface. The lake holds one-fifth of the world’s surface water.l It is also the oldest lake in the world.
Baikal is officially the oldest freshwater lake in the world, with an estimated age of 25 million years.
The lake sits on a continental rift zone between two plates of the Earth’s crust They are pulling apart about an inch every year. So Baikal is actually getting deeper with each day!