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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

My America. Great lakes – the largest lake of the world all together contain less water than the lake – VOICES MY AMERICA

Great lakes (Fig. Great Lakes, FR. Grands Lacs) — a Grand natural system of freshwater lakes in North America, in the U.S. and Canada. Includes a number of large and medium-sized reservoirs, connected by rivers and Straits. An area of about 245,2 thousand km², the volume of water is 22.7 thousand km³.

To actually five Great lakes include the largest: Upper, Huron, Michigan, Erie and Ontario. They are associated with several medium-sized lakes, the most important of which are the St. Marys, St. Clair, Nipigon. These lakes belong to the basin of the Atlantic ocean. Stoke on the St. Lawrence river. On the formation of lake basins are significantly influenced by tectonic processes. The weight of the glacier pushed the earth’s crust, and after the glacier melted away, she slowly began the process in reverse: post-glacial uplift, which is also very noticeable in the area of the Gulf of Bothnia and Finland. The water mass of lakes formed by the melting of the glacier. North coast Great lakes South rises faster, which leads to the effect of “transfusion” water and slow the flooding of land in the South.

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Big Lake – View local history information

Great Lake

The village is a Large Lake located in Pavlodarskom the Gorky village Council district. Northern forest-steppe. North-East from Omsk to 80 km, 30 km South-West from the district center, the road is profiled. The nearest railway station -Kalachinsk — 66 km.

The village was founded in 1803. Among the first inhabited village Churches O., G. Novoselov. A. Garahin, S. Sedelnikov, I. Isakov, I. T, P. Kolmogorov, And A. Fedorov. K. Stephan. A. Khrapov, G. Liquors. Naselenie — Russians.

In 1913 the village had 7209,7 acres, including a convenient 5254.8 acres of land. The village is situated on a country road when a Large lake and the river Taruga. Before the revolution, the village belonged successively to the composition Syrovatskii, Kulikov and St. George townships. In 1917-1924 gg. —composed of Yuriev parish of Kalachinsk district of the Omsk province. Since 1924 — in Konikowska (Gorky) region.

The main occupation of the population — arable farming and animal husbandry. In the village there was a forge, windmills, from the beginning of the twentieth century — a private butter factory and Creamery, 1908 artisanal Creamery, the village was famous for the manufacture Continue reading

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