|Location||Taylor Valley, Victoria Land|
|Primary inflows||House Stream (2.5 km [1.6 mi])|
McKay Creek (0.5 km [0.31 mi]),
|Primary outflows||overflow into Lake Hoare|
|Max. length||1.06 km (0.66 mi)|
|Max. width||0.23 km (0.14 mi)|
|Surface area||0.15 km2 (0.058 sq mi)|
|Max. depth||5.5 m (18 ft)|
Lake Chad is a small lake lying east of the mouth of Suess Glacier in the Taylor Valley of Victoria Land. It was charted by the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910–13, under Robert Falcon Scott, and named by them after Lake Chad in Africa. A probable urban myth claims that the lake was named by Scott and his expedition after a brand of toilet paper they used following getting sick from drinking the water.
Lake Chad is only about 5 metres (16 ft) southwest of Lake Hoare.
- Neider, Charles (2001). Edge of the World: Ross Island, Antarctica A Personal and Historical Narrative of Exploration, Adventure, Tragedy, and Survival. Cooper Square Press. p. 292. ISBN 1461724600.
- "Dry Valleys Antarctica". Cool Antarctica. 24 September 2020.
- This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document: "Chad, Lake". (content from the Geographic Names Information System)
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