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Old 05-24-2017, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Every one knows (or should know) that the Dead sea is the deepest spot on earth at an elevation of −430.5 m (−1,412 ft)!! However that is only the surface of the water, if the "sea" were to dry up, for instance diverting the rivers that flow into it, it would become much deeper, and in fact if you were to do this with other lakes/inland seas the dead sea basin is no longer the lowest spot on earth.

Lake Baikal
Surface Elevation: 455.5 m (1,494 ft)
Max Depth: 1,642 m (5,387 ft)
Max Depth Elevation: -1,186.5 m (-3,893 ft)

Caspian Sea
Surface Elevation: −28 m (−92 ft)
Max Depth: 1,025 m (3,360 ft)
Max Depth Elevation: -1,053 m (-3,452 ft)

Dead Sea
Surface Elevation: −430.5 m (−1,412 ft)
Max Depth: 298 m (978 ft)
Max Depth Elevation: -728.5 m (-2,390 ft)

Any others that would be deeper than the Dead sea (max depth or surface elevation)?
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Old 05-24-2017, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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The lowest point in North America is Death Valley at −86 m (−282 ft) thanks to the fact that the basin has no water, but if other basins were to experience desertification and dry up there would be many more potential lowest spots.

Lake Superior
Surface Elevation: 183 m (601.71 ft)
Max Depth: 406*m (1,333 ft)
Max Depth Elevation: -223 m (-731.3 ft)

Lake Chelan
Surface Elevation: 340 m (1,100 ft)
Max Depth: 453 m (1,486 ft)
Max Depth Elevation: -113 m (-386 ft)

Death Valley
Surface Elevation: −86 m (−282 ft)
Max Depth: 0 m (0 ft)
Max Depth Elevation: −86 m (−282 ft)

Any others? Any in Canada or Mexico?
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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The lowest point in North America is Death Valley at −86 m (−282 ft) thanks to the fact that the basin has no water, but if other basins were to experience desertification and dry up there would be many more potential lowest spots.

Lake Superior
Surface Elevation: 183 m (601.71 ft)
Max Depth: 406*m (1,333 ft)
Max Depth Elevation: -223 m (-731.3 ft)

Lake Chelan
Surface Elevation: 340 m (1,100 ft)
Max Depth: 453 m (1,486 ft)
Max Depth Elevation: -113 m (-386 ft)

Death Valley
Surface Elevation: −86 m (−282 ft)
Max Depth: 0 m (0 ft)
Max Depth Elevation: −86 m (−282 ft)

Any others? Any in Canada or Mexico?
...well Lake Superiors is partly in Canada.
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Old 05-30-2017, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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...well Lake Superiors is partly in Canada.
And Canada is in North America last time I checked. The reason I didn't add any other Canadian basins is because I'm not aware of them.
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Old 05-30-2017, 10:49 PM
 
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Hornindalsvatnet in Norway:

Surface elevation: 53 m
Max depth: 514
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Old 05-31-2017, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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And Canada is in North America last time I checked. The reason I didn't add any other Canadian basins is because I'm not aware of them.
It's your phrasing. " Any in Canada " when you already mentioned one in Canada. Perhaps " any more in Canada" would of been more precise.
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Old 05-31-2017, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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It's your phrasing. " Any in Canada " when you already mentioned one in Canada. Perhaps " any more in Canada" would of been more precise.
Oh ok, now I see, sorry for the mix up
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