How Deep Is Lake Superior?


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The maximum depth of Lake Superior is 1,332 feet. The average depth of Lake Superior is 483 feet. Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area.

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Lake Superior contains enough water to cover North and South America in one foot of water. The surface area of the lake is roughly the size of South Carolina, about 31,700 miles. Lake Superior holds 10 percent of the world's fresh surface water that is not frozen.

Lake Superior is a popular destination for tourists who enjoy scuba diving, boating and kayaking. Fishing is a favored pastime due to the wide abundance of fish species prevalent in the lake.

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