Wonder of the World: Lake Baikal

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Wonder of the World: Lake Baikal

The lake is located in Irkutsk, Russia

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By: Cassie Frame

Wonders of the World:

It is a natural underwater wonder of the world.

Origin:

It's the deepest freshwater lake,largest area of freshwater, 5 miles wide, and lies on top of a tetanic break.

Characteristics:

Title: Lake Baikal

Does it still exist?

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Yes it still exists today, but it is being polluted so they are beginning to protect the lake.

In 1976 the first satellite picture of the lake was taken.It’s known as sacred water because in early times people would pray near it.Any object can be seen under the clear water as deep as 40 meters. This lake has been the base of the region’s economy.It was declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1996.

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