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Vanishing lake

Residents of the small village at the Dry lake in the Novgorod region, the night was awakened by a terrible noise. Lake broke the ice. And make a noise like a waterfall, the water.

In the morning people were surprised to find: the lake disappeared, only exposing the bottom were pieces of ice. Yes it was a black big hole, like the entrance to the burrow of the beast. All the water went through it under the ground.

The same story was repeated some years later in the Vytegra district of the Vologda region. For three days it Custodero, occupying an area of twenty square kilometers. Eyewitnesses steel ice fishing. “In the North-Western part of the lake, they talked, suddenly appeared a hole. The ice around began to settle down. It was evident that the lake like falls in a hole. Along with the fish”.

When they tried to measure the depth of the crater, where did the water, it was found that even the poles, lowered eighteen metres out of the bottom. Continue reading

The Concept of the lake. General description – Lake of the Caucasus

Lakes, reservoirs slow water exchange, not communicating with the ocean. From the rivers of the lake characterized by the absence of the channel, from the sea — the lack of a direct connection with the ocean. Lakes are called inland waters sushi with stagnant or slowly flowing water.

Lakes regulate the flow of rivers, holding in its hollow basins of water and placing them in other periods. In the waters of the lakes occurring chemical and biological reactions. Some elements are transferred from water into bottom sediments, others Vice versa. In some lakes, mostly without drain, in connection with the evaporation of water increases the concentration of salts. The result is considerable variation in the salinity and salt composition of the lakes.

Due to the significant thermal inertia of large water mass of the lake softens the climate of adjacent areas, reducing the annual and seasonal variation of meteorological elements.

The shape, size and bottom topography of the lake basin change significantly with the accumulation of sediment. The overgrowing of lakes creates new landforms, flat or even convex. Lakes and especially Continue reading

Trip to lake Volgo

Continuing to develop Russian roads, we decided to go to a surf camp on the lake Volgo.

The Volga is a lake in Selizharovsky, Ostashkovsky districts and Penovskiy, Tver oblast, Russia, located 25 km South of Ostashkov, the largest in the system of the upper Volga lakes in the Valdai hills, the fourth and final group of lakes through which runs the upper course of the Volga river, regulated by the Upper ballota.

Two lakes of the Volga (the Volga, the Volga-II), connected by a channel at the Big and Small Oleaster, elongated from West to East for 40 km, width up to lakes 4 km, average depth 2 m, water surface area 61 km2 of lakes. Volga lake by the construction of the upper bachata significantly changed their borders. Before its length was 7 km, width — up to 2 km (from Wikipedia).

The distance from Reutov to the camp — 375 km, 3 km from the Moscow ring road and 48 km on the ring road, to the Novorizhskoye highway (M9). M9 went on to the turn of the Rzhev is 200 km further via Rzhev on A – 6 km, continue along N – just over 100 km Then turned onto a dirt (if we may say so) the road to the village of Selishche, drove through it on the broken asphalt and 5 km on the dirt road to the base of surfers. Continue reading

A Trip to the lake Ritsa.
Bus ran Gagra, towns and villages, nearly joined with it into one and svernul left, in the valley of the river Bzyb. At first it looks like the valley of…

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The Concept of the lake. General description - Lake of the Caucasus
Lakes, reservoirs slow water exchange, not communicating with the ocean. From the rivers of the lake characterized by the absence of the channel, from the sea — the lack of…

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The Teletskoye lake is a place where time has stopped
In the Altai, in the foothills of the Western Sayan mountains, is lake Teletskoe – beautiful lake region. The lake is small, a width of on average about 3 km,…

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