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
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.
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The Altai mountains – land of the lakes . many of which are known far beyond its borders. Among the most popular tourist sites – Karakol lake .
It is a whole system of lakes located in the upper reaches of the river Karakol. You can find them on the West side of the ridge, Iago. There are not many tourist facilities. in the area of lake Aya, which is explained by the fact that Karakol lake designated as a natural monument and protected. In 1978 they received this status, and then in 1996 it was once again confirmed.
In Karakolka values for lakes of the Altai Republic there is no doubt – this is the glacial lakes that occurred in the period of Quaternary glaciation. The boundary of the protected area lies on rocks of southern and South-Eastern spurs, through the locus of kadrovika. Geographically Karakol lakes Chemal is located in the administrative district of the Republic. The protected area is five square kilometers.
Karakol lake – this is one of the most popular tourist places in Altai . but to put tents in these places is very difficult because of the status of the territory. Those who especially wants to stay here must be arranged with the administration of the protected area, for example, with the on-duty caretaker. However, most often special problems in obtaining permission does not arise.
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