Canadian lake is one of the largest in the world • Earth.com

Last update: December 9th, 2019 at 8:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features a lake in Canada known as the Great Slave Lake.

This massive body of water is one of the 15 largest lakes in the world and is comparable in size to Belgium.

Great Slave Lake is 300 miles long and 30 to 140 miles wide. At 2,020 feet deep, it is the deepest lake in North America

Thousands of fisherman visit the lake each year, and it is is a major source of water for Canada’s longest river, the Mackenzie.

This false color image was captured on May 16, 2019 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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