Red Lake (Romania)
Lacul Roșu (Romanian: Lacul Roșu, Hungarian: Gyilkos-tó – "Killer Lake") is the largest barrier lake, in the Eastern Carpathians chain in Harghita County, Romania. The name of "Lacul Roșu" comes from the reddish alluvia deposited in the lake by the Red Creek. The lake falls within the jurisdiction of the municipality of Gheorgheni.
|Max. length||8 kilometres (5.0 mi)|
|Max. width||300 metres (980 ft)|
|Surface area||11.47 hectares (28.3 acres)|
|Average depth||9.7 m (32 ft)|
|Max. depth||12.5 metres (41 ft)|
|Water volume||587,500 cubic metres (476.3 acre·ft)|
|Surface elevation||983 metres (3,225 ft)|
It was formed in 1837, after a landslide blocked the Bicaz Valley. It is about 93 m deep and covers about 12.01 hectares.
- Gheorghe Romanescu, Cristian Constantin Stoleriu and Andrei Enea Limnology of the Red Lake, Romania: An Interdisciplinary Study (2010), p. 47, at Google Books