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Flathead Lake, Montana, USA: Wild Horse Isand at Flathead Lake

Flathead Lake

(Montana, USA)

122,560 acres

161 miles of shoreline

371 feet max. depth

2,893 feet above sea level

Carved out by the historic glaciers of the last ice age approximately 11,000 years ago, Flathead Lake is one of the largest natural freshwater lakes in the western United States. The Kerr Dam regulates water flow from the lake's major tributaries -- the Flathead and Swan Rivers -- providing hydroelectric power, water for irrigation, and flood control. Nestled in the heart of the 100-mile long Flathead ... Read full review

Flathead Lake, Montana, USA: Wild Horse Isand at Flathead Lake

Flathead Lake

(Montana, USA)

122,560 acres

161 miles of shoreline

371 feet max. depth

2,893 feet above sea level

Carved out by the historic glaciers of the last ice age approximately 11,000 years ago, Flathead Lake is one of the largest natural freshwater lakes in the western United States. The Kerr Dam regulates water flow from the lake's major tributaries -- the Flathead and Swan Rivers -- providing hydroelectric power, water for irrigation, and flood control. Nestled in the heart of the 100-mile long Flathead ... Read full review

Lake Natron: Lake Natron Kingfisher

Lake Natron

(Rift Valley, Kenya - Arusha, Tanzania)

148,263 acres

2,001 feet above sea level

Lake Natron in northern Tanzania is a very special lake. Lying close to the Kenya border in the eastern branch of Africa's Rift Valley, Lake Natron is the world's largest breeding ground of the Lesser Flamingo. As the only breeding ground for this beautiful bird in East Africa, 2.5 million flamingos depend on Lake Natron for their continued survival. This large salt lake lies in an area that receives ... Read full review

Lake Nasworthy, Texas, USA: A Pelican in the Dessert oasis.

Lake Nasworthy

(Texas, USA)

1,380 acres

29 feet max. depth

1,871 feet above sea level

In the heart of Texas, Lake Nasworthy is a cool place in the heat of summer. This lake provides a welcome spot of relief, beckoning visitors to submerge themselves in its cooling waters. The 1,380-acre lake is set in middle Texas, located within six miles of its northeast neighbor, the City of San Angelo in Tom Green County. Lake Nasworthy sits on the border of the state's Hill Country and Panhandle ... Read full review

China Lake, Maine, USA: China Lake

China Lake

(Maine, USA)

3,937 acres

85 feet max. depth

194 feet above sea level

China Lake is less than 20 miles northwest of Augusta, Maine's state capital. This natural freshwater glacial lake rests in Kennebec County in southwest Maine, in the Kennebec and Moose River Valleys geographic region. China Lake is an irregularly shaped body of water, with two true basins: the West Basin and the East Basin. For environmental monitoring and control purposes, the lake's basins are ... Read full review

Trinity Lake, California, USA: Shore View of Trinity Lake

Trinity Lake

(California, USA)

17,280 acres

145 miles of shoreline

390 feet max. depth

2,370 feet above sea level

In 1976 Tim Brady from Weaverville caught the California record smallmouth bass in Trinity Lake. The quiet lake still draws anglers today, both for the fishing and the outstanding history and recreation nearby. Construction of Trinity Dam on the Trinity River started in 1957 and was completed in 1962. The resulting impoundment is in Trinity County, southeast of the Klamath Mountains in northern ... Read full review

Vembanad Lake, Kerala, India: Houseboat at Vembanad Lake

Vembanad Lake

(Kerala, India)

373,622 acres

8 feet max. depth

0 feet above sea level

Stretching 60 miles in length along the southern tip of India, scenic 373,622-acre Vembanad Lake is India's longest lake and the largest lake in the state of Kerala. Although the majority of the lake is shallow and marshy, the Vembanad wetland system is ecologically important due to its lush mangrove and coconut patches and beautiful habitat for resident and migrating waterfowl. Residents of the lake ... Read full review

Lough Derg, Ireland: Boats at Lough Derg

Lough Derg

(Ireland)

29,158 acres

111 miles of shoreline

118 feet max. depth

111 feet above sea level

One of Ireland's most pristine national treasures is Lough Derg, a 29,000-acre lake nestled within western Ireland's Shannon Region. Its title comes from the word "Loc Dergdherc", meaning the "lake of the red eye." The name was derived from an old Irish legend about a king, a lake monster and a hero. It is the last and largest of three lakes along the River Shannon; the other two lakes are Lough Ree ... Read full review

Beltzville Lake, Pennsylvania, USA: Quiet time on the water

Beltzville Lake

(Pennsylvania, USA)

949 acres

20 miles of shoreline

126 feet max. depth

628 feet above sea level

The Pennsylvania Pocono Mountains are spectacular for many reasons, and Beltzville Lake is one of them. Located in the southern foothills of these famous Pennsylvania mountains, Beltzville Reservoir is home to spectacular vistas and myriad activities. In a mountain setting like that of the Poconos, it's more common to see water in the form of a rushing brook, or perhaps a waterfall emerging from a ... Read full review

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