10 Stunning Pictures of the Oldest Lake in the World
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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.
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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!