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Lakes of Gorny Altai: lake Teletskoye

Lake Teletskoye is the largest lake of the Altai. Its name comes from the tribe of the Altai Teleuts, and Altaiski is called Altyn-Kol, which means “Golden lake”. According to an old legend, in ancient times the Altai was hunger. One Altaian had a large gold ingot, but beating the entire Altai, and could not at him to buy anything. Frustrated and hungry, “rich” the poor man threw his gold into the lake and died in its waves. Since then, the language of the Altai, the lake is called Altyn-Col “Golden lake”.

Teletskoye lake is considered one of the main attractions of Altai. The lake is situated at an altitude of 436 m above sea level, surrounded by high mountain ranges, including Korbu (2059 m) and Altyn-Tu. The lake area of 223 sq km, the average width is 3.2 km, length – about 80 km, maximum depth – 325 m. the lake Teletskoe is among the 15 deepest lakes in the world. Almost 70% of the water in the lake brings the river Chulyshman. the rest – the numerous rivers and rivulets. Fresh water volume is 40 cubic km From the lake originates river Biya. Input Biya in the area of Teletskoye lake is very clear and very cold.

To lake Teletskoye is accessible from Biysk and Gorno-Altaysk. Continue reading

Unique lake Peach lake

In this lake you can’t swim In it… not the fish… But in Peach lake you can walk…

This is one of the most amazing lakes of our planet and it is situated on the island of Trinidad. It consists of… asphalt. And asphalt of high quality. They cover the road the islanders, and they are not alone. For example, one of the most symbolically Laden roads of the world — Avenue pall Mal in London which leads to Buckingham Palace is lined with natural asphalt from Peach lake.

Hundreds of tons of natural asphalt is scooped out of the Peach lake annually, but its level is not reduced: underground asphalt “plant” is running strong, making up for something that takes people.

The surface of the lake supple and oily, if you try to “scoop up” his “water,” she pulled thick strands of tar. This lake cannot be called a fixed – it passes its life, however, very similar to life in other lakes.

In the depths of the Peach lake always something bubbling. And here on the surface of the slowly diverge to the shore from the center of the strange thick waves, when a new piece of tar rises from the depths. Or it suddenly starts to bubble – up to the surface from the depths of sulfurous gases.

The lake is known since ancient times. Even Walter Raleigh, English Navigator and organizer of the pirate expeditions of the sixteenth century, used local asphalt to cover the hull Continue reading

Unique lake Boksitogorsky district, Leningrad region

The supply of fresh water Petrodvorets, Lomonosov, the red Village is due to extraction of groundwater. In particular, Krasnoselskii water system water is supplied from captaia, created on the basis of deposits of fissure-karst waters. On the fissure-karst aquifers the drilling of wells. and water features a good quality. Deposits of karst rocks in the Leningrad region found extremely small, but in Boksitogorsk district of the nature of karst is manifested in all its glory.

Spirovska lake

On the border of Leningrad and Novgorod areas there are lakes and streams, United in Spirovska water system length of approximately ten kilometers. Lakes and rivers have karst origin that makes them exceptional properties, namely, periodic disappearance, when the waters suddenly disappear with all its inhabitants, and then just as suddenly re-emerge.

Spirovska lake is not too deep and are renowned for with numerous bays and tributary waters in the rivers and rukako. The lakes are replenished with water mainly due to numerous natural springs. Every 5-7 years is incredible: water from lakes goes underground through sinkholes large diameter — one of which reaches 40 meters in diameter. The water noise is drawn into the mouth, literally a week later, the lake dries Continue reading

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The Teletskoye lake
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