A list of the biggest lakes of Russia rightly tops the pond, whose name got the word “sea”. The Caspian sea is on the border of Europe and Asia and is owned by five States: Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Azerbaijan. According to the latest data, its area amounts to 376 000 km2, but this figure is subject to strong fluctuations. Without exaggeration, the Caspian sea has become world famous not only because of its size, but also as one of the most problematic bodies of water.
In case the imbalance between the number entering the Caspian sea water and the amount of evaporation, in which the water level in the last century have steadily declined. About 30 years ago the climate of the Volga basin (which is the main supplier of water in the Caspian sea) became more humid, the parish has exceeded consumption – and began flooding the already developed coastal areas. Since 1820 here is oil and natural gas. the reserves which, according to expert estimates, to reach 20 billion tons.
The next largest is lake Baikal with the area of 31 500 km2, it is located between Buryatia and Irkutsk region. Baikal is the world record holder in several ways: it is the largest freshwater lake on Earth and here is the deepest (1620 Continue reading
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Rest on the lakes of Italy every year is gaining popularity, especially on the lakes of Northern Italy – Garda, Como and Maggiore . which are considered the most beautiful in the region. They are quite extensive (up to 370 sq km) reservoirs of glacial origin, depth is often more than 400 m. Soft, healthy microclimate of Alpine lakes basins is allowed to create a world class resort.
The most part lakes in Italy is exceptionally clean and transparent water, amazing nature beauty, excellent local infrastructure, which influenced the rapid development of tourism in these areas.
From ancient times to rest on the lakes of the preferred Pliny the Younger, Shelley, Stendhal. In our days on the Italian lakes come the rich melancholy, the bride and groom from all over the world who are attracted by the romantic water, conducive to rest and relaxation.
Lake Garda, the largest lake of Italy (the length of 52 km, width 17 km), is half an hour away from Milan. Well here in the summer and autumn: mild climate, beautiful scenery, palaces and castles. The season runs from February to October. Continue reading
Excursion “Journey into nature” along the ecological trail of the natural complex “Blue lakes” is a meeting with one of the most interesting and unique corners of nature of Belarusian Poozerie.
“Blue lake” (formerly titled reserve of national importance, established in 1972 on the area of 1500 ha, now natural complex, since 1999 in the national Park “Narochansky”) is a unique hilly moraine natural complex.
Nature Blue lakes is so rich and diverse that can serve as both a monument of the glacial era (the relative height differences up to 50 m) and a natural laboratory for naturalists.
The center of this natural complex is Boldukskaya lake group, each of which is unique. Bolduc is renowned for deep, clear and cold water; Globla – green water and high transparency; shaped glubelka – very beautifully shaped lake; in Imera – soapy, soft water, Achment – brackish (with salinity of over 300 mg/l). All these lakes are in the basin of fast and rapids of the river Stracha, the right inflow of the river Viliya.
The pedestrian part of the excursion along the ecological path Continue reading