In the southern cascade mountains of Oregon, USA, is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, crater lake. Picturesque mountain lake is famous for its great depth and beauty, and American Indians believe this pond is sacred. Once the indigenous population of America has seen the wrath of the volcano. To this day, the myths of Indian tribes convey real catastrophic event they witnessed their ancestors thousands of years ago.
Experts believe that the eruption of mazama, which formed is a transparent lake, was one of the most powerful of all that has happened on earth over the past 10,000 years.
As mentioned, crater lake was formed as a result of the destruction of a massive volcano known as mount Mazama. It was a very long time, about 7,700 years ago. The resulting crater, which now filled a lake in the diameter is 8×10 km crater is the second deepest lake in North America, its depth is approximately 600 m. the First measurements of depth were made in 1886, captain Clarence Dutton. Scientists believe that someday it may happen a new eruption, since the bottom of the lake recorded hydrothermal activity.
In the middle of the lake there are two small Islands, which give the local landscape a special Continue reading