The world's biggest fresh water lake is Lake Baikal, located in the south of the Russian region of Siberia. It is the most voluminous freshwater lake in the world with an average depth of 744.4 m (2,442 ft) and contains a total of roughly 20 percent of the world's surface fresh water. Lake Baikal is the deepest, and among the clearest of all lakes in the world. At more than 25 million years old, Baikal is also the world's oldest lake.Regional temperature varies from a minimum of -17°C in winter to maximum of 14°C in summer.Lake Baikal hosts 1,085 species of plants and 1,550 species and varieties of animals. More than 80% of the animals are endemic.
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