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The famous lake Canada

The most dramatic differences in environmental conditions creates a contrast between the lowland East and the mountainous West of the country. Eastern Canada, wide open to the Arctic ocean, divided into numerous Islands, with deeply cut on South broad Hazanovym the Bay and is constantly subjected to a powerful Arctic air mass intrusion. As a result the tundra zone with sparse vegetation and permafrost formed on 55-57° North latitude, i.e. the latitude of Moscow. In the Central Piedmont part of the country on the same latitude are the canadian prairies and on the Pacific coast, protected by the mountain system of the Cordillera, virtually no winter, and on the mountain slopes develop tall “coastal forest” in which individual trees reach 40 to 60, and sometimes 90 m height. This is the famous sichinskaya spruce, Douglas fir, Western gemlok, etc. a Notable feature of Canada is the development of large lake-river systems. Is the Mackenzie river, carrying water into the Arctic ocean, in the pool which are situated the famous lake Great bear, Great Slave, Athabasca. The other system is the Nelson river, which flows into Hudson Bay, the basin of which includes lakes Winnipeg, Winnipegosis, Manitoba, and many others. The third system is the river St. Lawrence, carrying water into the Atlantic ocean. It includes all five Great lakes. The lakes are connected Continue reading

The Lake of death. How did lake die?

The lake of death are in Africa, they have their own characteristics and history.

They worked out the details flowing in lakes of processes, millions of years.

Today you can observe almost the most dangerous places on the planet in the form of harmless, at first glance, waters.

In Africa the most famous lake of death are considered Nyos and lake Natron.

Find out why they got this name.

Death lake Nyos

Nyos is located in Central Africa in Cameroon. It was formed 400 years ago by a hydrothermal explosion.

The depth of the lake Nyos death is 209 meters width 900 meters, and the length of 1400 km.

It looks nice picturesque lake at the time, managed to ruin in one day nearly two thousand people.

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Limnophobia — fear of lakes

For most people holidays very often associated with a trip to the countryside, to the open water bodies, and lake – a perfect place to have a great time, fun fun, or Vice versa, to philosophize quietly, looking out over the water. At once in imagination there is a way that we bathe and swim, fish, boating, have a picnic. But, it appears, is unfortunate, to panic I’m afraid of lakes. Therefore, they dreaded the idea that you can enjoy spending time on the beach, and especially, to get in the water! Such a fear is called limnophobia. Nothing in the world can make the patient limnophobia to approach the water’s edge, dipped in the lake at least one finger. The surface of the water seems extremely treacherous. This means that limnophobia fear not only the surface of the water, and that, in their opinion, may be hiding in the very back.

The term limnophobia is used when you want to Express a degree of fear of man not only in front of the lake, near which to spend time, but before dark and deep waters, for example, it may be ponds and marshes. Many people may even be unaware that the data suffer from a mental illness. But it happens that there is the opportunity to travel, to visit interesting corners of the planet. And of course, Continue reading

The Healing lake of the Kurgan region
In the southern part of Russia on the border with Kazakhstan there is a small region — the Kurgan region, the administrative center — the city of Kurgan. Nature and…

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Volcanic lake Quilotoa
Of course, lake Quilotoa is one of the most interesting and beautiful places in South America. Hidden at the height of three thousand nine hundred meters above sea level in…

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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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