Baikal. The amazing beauty of the lake, the unique creation of nature, crystal clear water… Probably every person in greater or lesser extent heard about the deepest lake on our planet. What do you know about Baikal?
Lake Baikal is located almost in the center of Eurasia, surrounded by high mountain ranges of the Baikal region. In length the lake stretches for 636 km, width – 80 km By area, Baikal is $ 31 470 km2. comparable to the size of Belgium (in this European country with cities and industrial centers with a population of almost 10 million people). The maximum depth of the lake – 1637 km – allow you to call Baikal the deepest in the world (average depth – 730 m). The African lake Tanganyika, which is among the deepest lakes on the planet, “behind” from lake Baikal to 200 m. of the thirty Islands is the largest island.
Baikal fill three hundred and thirty-six permanent rivers and streams, with half of the water brings the Selenga. Flows out of lake only river – Angara. To estimate the volume of lake Baikal, imagine that in ideal conditions (that will not fall and will not evaporate any drop from the surface), the Hangar, passing 60,9 km 3 of water annually, will need 387 years of continuous operation, to drain the lake! Continue reading
The lake, mostly concentrated in the Northern half of North America within the boundaries of the Canadian shield and its boundary. A large group of large lake basins, formed in situ tectonic depressions, then wymaganych and in-depth glacier, located on the edge of the Canadian shield. This Huge bear lake, Great Slave, Athabasca, Winnipeg, and Winnipegosis, Forest, Nipigon and, in the end, a group of Majestic lakes . The large number of lakes resembling in their own lakes of Finland and Sweden, is located in the Laurentian mountains. In the Cordillera mountain many lakes, glacial and volcanic origin.
Lakes to Majestic huge 5 includes: Upper, Huron, Michigan, Erie and Ontario . They are associated with a little medium-sized lakes. Important of them are: St. Marys, St. Clair, Nipigon. The lakes belong to the basin of the Atlantic ocean. Stoke on the St. Lawrence river. On the formation of lake basins most influenced by tectonic processes. The weight of the glacier pushed the earth’s crust, and once the glacier melted, began leisurely working process: post-glacial rise (eng. Continue reading
Beautiful lake in Tajikistan is lake Sarez, which is located in the Pamirs. This lake was born in 1911 due to the strong earthquake, a huge landslide blocked the river Murgab, it is possible to form a natural dam. The basin was filled with water, inundating the village of Sarez, whence came the name of the lake. Sarezskoe length of the lake is nearly sixty miles, and this at a depth of 500 meters. Today this lake is a real jewel of the Pamir mountains, as it is characterized by its unusual beauty. The lake itself starts in the valley of the former river Murgab, Bartang today, then goes through the pass Jornadista.
Tourists who want to see such Pamir miracle, needs to think in advance about the special pass. The area of lake Sarez is protected by the state. Lake Sarez lies immediately after the lake of Thun, which was created in the same way. The water in lake Sarez dark blue, its shores are quite steep, so in the untrodden places it is extremely difficult to walk. Tourists walk through the mountain passes of the most beautiful lakes of Russia . Continue reading