Thickest lake ice

Last updated: October 22, 2017 at 19:03 pm

27 m (88.6 ft) – Lake Vida, Antarctica (2010). The unusual ice thickness is caused by meltwater which accumulates and freezes over the already frozen surface of the lake, making it the thickest non-glacial ice on earth. Lake Vida also holds the record for the coldest salt water.

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