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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.

Lacul Roșu
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Location Eastern Carpathians
Coordinates 46°47′22″N 25°47′13″E / 46.78931°N 25.7869°E / 46.78931; 25.7869Coordinates: 46°47′22″N 25°47′13″E / 46.78931°N 25.7869°E / 46.78931; 25.7869
Basin countries Romania
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)
Red Lake 3D

It was formed in 1837, after a landslide blocked the Bicaz Valley. It is about 93 m deep and covers about 12.01 hectares.[1]

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  1. ^ Gheorghe Romanescu, Cristian Constantin Stoleriu and Andrei Enea Limnology of the Red Lake, Romania: An Interdisciplinary Study (2010), p. 47, at Google Books

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