Deeper than deep

  Dear HCN,

Your story, "Into the depths" (HCN, 11/6/00) grossly understated the depth of Crater Lake, Ore., the deepest lake in North America at nearly 2,000 feet. You surely meant 600 meters.

Because of this great depth and its clarity, it has an incredible blue color caused by molecular scattering and its steep shoreline. Go see it!

Dennis Burge
Ridgecrest, California

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