In the Chinese province of Zhejiang is an amazing thousand Islands Lake Qiandaohu. Its total area is 573 km², and on the surface is 1078 Islands of different size, which gave the lake its name.
In 1959, in the Chinese province of Zhejiang necessitated the construction of a hydroelectric station. To do this, on the Qiantang river was created by the dam. The seemingly simple technological process, taking place constantly and everywhere. But in Zhejiang as a result of these works appeared not only a new industrial facility, but also a new and very interesting attraction in China.
Because of the dam an area of 570 km², where previously there was 1377 villages inhabited by 290,000 people, went under water. The resulting lake is called Qiandaohu. Completely flooded but it did not stay long: over time, the water began to settle, revealing the small in size and completely different forms of islets.
Year by year the number of such unusual land increased, and now the pond is called a lake of a Thousand Islands that is not entirely accurate. To date, Qiandaohu, there are 1078 Islands of relatively large size and a countless number of tiny patches of land peeking out of the water. Continue reading
In Kyrgyzstan several hundred dangerous lakes, out of which 20 lakes are at the stage of breakthrough. These data lead experts on hydrogeology. Each of the lakes is a time bomb. According to the Ministry of natural resources, due to global warming in the country, glaciers melt and increases the volume of water in the lakes. According to the forecast of the Ministry, in the next two years can cut 12 to 15 lakes, situated in the Chui region. How serious is the threat of a breakthrough of mountain ponds and lakes was found Saltanat Kaldybaeva.
In Kyrgyzstan, from 2 thousand more than 300 mountain lakes are vulnerable to breaches. Such data led the head of the Kyrgyz hydrogeological expedition of the Ministry of natural resources Kamchybek Musuraliev. The last two years, the lake has not broken, but today, the fear among scientists is the lake TERS – tor located in the valley of Ala – Archa. The lake quickly filled connection with the intensive melting of snow and glaciers. On the road to this lake is the city of Bishkek and a number of settlements. The last time the lake TERS tor broke through in 1953 – year.
Each of mountain lakes has its own conditions of formation and breakthrough, says hydrogeologist Sergey Erokhin. There are many reasons for the breakout of the lakes Continue reading
Scientists continue to explore the area of the glacier Kolka. Experts fear that he may resume his movement much earlier than predicted. Today, scientists returned from the glacier to Vladikavkaz and met with our correspondent Vsevolod Ryazanov.
10 days MSU scholars held in the glacier Kolka bed. At a height of more than 3 kilometers they examined the recovery process of the ice masses in the place of the incident 4 years ago disaster. It was the largest in modern history of mankind. 140 million tons of ice at a speed of over 200 kilometres per hour swept everything in its path. Since then, scientists annually go to the glacier. Today at Kolka ended with another field of study, but the conclusions about his condition only needs to be done.
Dmitry Petrakov, senior researcher geographical faculty of Moscow state University: “the Main thing is this is a very active advance of the glacier, a former tributary Gullies, its growth and beginning of the reconstruction of the Kolka glacier. We previously predicted that this process will take at least 25-30 years. But the weather conditions are very changeable. What will happen in 2015 or 2020, we can not say”.
The beauty of mountain scenery never Eclipse for the specialist Continue reading