Top 10 Deepest Lakes in Indonesia

The lake is a certain amount of water (fresh or salt) which accumulates in a place that is wide enough, which may occur due to melting glaciers, streams, or for their springs. Usually the lake can be used as a means of recreation and sports. Lake is also a large basin on Earth’s surface is flooded by water can be fresh or salted whole basin is surrounded by land. Most lakes are fresh water and many are in the northern hemisphere at altitudes above. Here is top 10 Deepest Lakes in Indonesia

Top 10 Deepest Lakes in Indonesia

10. Gajah Mungkur – Central Java (136m)


Is a reservoir located about 3kilometer of heart Wonogiri district, Central Java. Gajah Mungkur is artificial water created by damming the river Bengawan Solo and begins construction in late 1970. This reservoir was opened in 1978 with an area of 8,800 hectares covering seven districts and capable mengrigasi rice field area measuring 23,600 in Sukoharjo, Klaten, Karanganyar and Sragen. In addition to meeting the needs of irrigation, the Gajah Mungkur also used as hydropower with kekuatanhingga 12.4 megawatts and to supply drinking water needs of the entire city of Wonogiri.

9. Maninjau – SumBar (169 m)

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Located in the district of Tanjung Raya, Agam regency, West Sumatra, Maninjau Lake is a volcanic lake situated at an elevation of 461.50 masl. A total of approximately 99.5 km 2 with a depth of 169 m.legena according to local belief, Cekungannya Sitinjau formed due to volcanic eruption, it is seen from the hill around the lake that sepert wall.

8. Lake Segara Anak – Lotim (190 m)


For nature lovers who are often on an expedition to Gunug mountainous Indoneisa, would have been familiar with this Segara Anak Lake. Is a crater lake of Mount Rinjani, Sembalun Lawang village, East Lombok? Located at an altitude of 2,000 meters above sea level, this lake has many types of fish that are bred by the local government to add a special attraction for hikers who certainly across Lake Segara Anak this before getting to the peak of Mount Rinjani. The view in this lake is amazing and so beautiful that many foreign and domestic travelers arrive and climb Mount Rinjani to witness the beauty of the lake.

7. Lake Towuti – SulSel (203 m)


Towuti Lake is a lake located in South Sulawesi. Administratively, the lake is located in the district Towuti, Luwu Timur, South Sulawesi province. Towuti Lake Region is part of the Nature Park Towuti Lake, which is managed by the Natural Resources Conservation Center (BKSDA) South Sulawesi, under the Ministry of Forestry Republic of Indonesia, with a maximum depth of 203 meters. Towuti Lake covering an area of56,000 hectares located in the area Malili Complex, South Sulawesi and the tectonic oligotrophic lake.

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This lake has been designated as Natural Park neighborhood based decision Mentan No. 274 / Kpts / Um / 1979. Although it has been designated as an area of the Nature Park, a vast lake is also used for various purposes, among others, hydropower, fishing, navigation, ecotourism and water resources for domestic needs.

6. Lake Ranau – South Sumatra (229 m)


Lake Ranau is the second largest lake in Sumatra. The lake is located on the border of West Lampung Regency of Lampung province and Ogan Ogan Ulu South Sumatra Province. The lake was created by the massive earthquake and volcanic eruption of the volcano makes a big basin, with a maximum depth of 229 meters. Geographically Ranau lake topography is hilly valleys make it practical Ranau lake has cool weather.

5. Lake Batur – SumBar (268 m)


Lake Batur located in two districts in West Sumatra, District of Solok and Tanah Datar. If the lake ranau is the second largest lake in Sumatra, then with an area of 107.8 km², Singkarak Lake is the second largest lake in Sumatra. This lake is upstream Ombilin River. The lake water is partially flowed through a tunnel cut through the Bukit Barisan to Batang Anai to drive a generator hydropower Singkarak near Lubuk Alung, Padang Pariaman. Has a maximum depth of 268 meters.

4. Under Lake – SumBar (309 m)

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Sumatra does have many rivers are able to enter the ranks of the longest river in Indonesia , as well as the lakes are able to occupy some position 10 the deepest lake in Indonesia. Under the Lake is a lake in West Sumatra, Indonesia. The lake is located at 1 ° 0’35 “S 100 ° 43’51” E / 1.00972 ° S 100.73083 ° E / -1.00972; 100.73083. This lake together with Lake Above, known as Twin Deepest Lakes. Has a maximum depth of 309 meters.

3. Lake Poso – Sulawesi (450 m)


Poso Lake is a lake located in the province of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Precisely in Poso district.This lake is the third largest lake in Indonesia by having a length of 32 km and a width of 16 km. The lake is located at an altitude of 657 meters above sea level and has a maximum depth of 450 meters.The lake is quiet and spacious place fish farming eels, eel or Sogili the largest in the world, up to 2 mtr, surrounded by hills overgrown nature cloves. At the time of flowering cloves (June to November) will clove tree fragrant clove. The village region around the lake still Tentena, discovered cave deep enough, to the bottom of the lake. Disesa Bancea, village coastal area of the lake has the largest orchid Conservation in Indonesia found coelogyne pandurata very distinctive and only exist in this area. Beberpa kilometers of Tentena in Waterfall Salu Opa find and place of manufacture Ebony Wood Crafts.

2. Lake Toba – North Sumatra (529 m)


Lake Toba is a volcanic lake with a length of 100 kilometers and 30 kilometers wide, located in North Sumatra Province, Indonesia. Keadalaman have a maximum of 529 meters. In the middle of this lake there is a volcanic island called Pulau Samosir. Lake Toba has long been an important tourist destination in North Sumatra, Bukit Lawang and Nias, attract domestic and foreign tourists.

1. Lake Matano (590 m)

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Matano Lake is a lake in South Sulawesi, precisely located at the southern end of the island Sulawesidi Sorowaku city, county Uwu East. This lake has a depth of 600 m (1,969 feet), of which 382 meters above sea level. According to  WWF , this lake is the deepest lake in Southeast Asia and the eighth deepest in the world. Lake Matano is not the establishment of several tributaries, but is made up of thousands of springs that never dry out. Water is very clear. As a natural resource potential, the mining company nikelterbesar both worlds, PT.INCO utilize effluent water from Lake Matano as hydroelectric power for use in the plant, and also for use by the public. Lake Matano is often used as a tourist while on vacation.

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