Lake Perrris, an uninhabited lake in Lake Michigan, is second only to the Big Apple in size, according to a new study.
The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, looked at data collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) over the past two decades.
The scientists found that Lake Perries lake volume in 2007 was at a record high of 4.3 million acre-feet.
In comparison, Lake Erie, a nearby lake, has a volume of less than 1 million acre feet.
“Lake Perris is more than twice as big as Lake Erie.
We’re pretty proud of that,” says David J. Matson, an associate professor of geophysics and hydrology at Michigan State University.
“This lake is bigger than Lake Erie but not quite as big.”
Lake Perrists lake volume increased over the course of the study, with lake volume from 2009 to 2014 reaching 7.3 billion acre-fres, or 5 billion acre feet, a record for Lake Perrus.
The researchers also calculated that the lake’s lake depth in 2015 reached 4.9 meters (13 feet), up from 3.8 meters (10 feet) in 2014.
Lake Perrs lake volume is projected to continue to increase due to warming climate, as temperatures rise in the Northern Hemisphere.
According to the U, Perris lake volume has grown by more than 12 million acre, or 6 million acre foot, in the last five years, with a total of 4,921 million acrefoot of lake volume.
Lake perris lake is more expansive than Lake Huron, which has an area of 1.4 million acres and has a lake volume of 1,664 million acrefeet.
Lake Perrias lakes volume is predicted to increase further in the coming decades due to increased water consumption and increased water use for irrigation.