Toxic gases and radioactive radiation, human carelessness and mistakes of nature made these lakes the most dangerous on the planet.
LAKE KIVU, CONGO
The scenic lake Kivu, which is on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda, attracted the attention of scientists from all over the world, but the popularity of the reservoir is not linked to its beauty.
Under a layer of water of the lake keeps dangerous deposits of carbon dioxide and tens of billions of cubic meters of methane generated by bacteria in the pond. This deadly combination makes lake Kivu the real bomb. If in these parts there’s an earthquake, the deadly ingredients “mixed” and the lake will simply explode.
Scientists estimate that lake Kivu is a threat to at least two million people who live in a dangerous area. In the event of volcanic activity or earthquake they will be killed by the explosion of methane and of carbon dioxide poisoning.
LAKE KARACHAY, RUSSIA
Lake Karachay is located in the Urals, in the chemical plant “lighthouse”, and today is the most deadly lake in the world.
In 1951 the lake was used for storage of liquid radioactive waste, and over the past decade there has accumulated Continue reading
Lake Louise is a magnificent natural wonder, which is located in Canada, in the remarkable Banff National Park. This area of Canada is famous for scenic places, great variety of wild animals and vegetation, the beautiful ski slopes and well-developed tourist infrastructure.
Real decoration of the Park is a wonderful lake. which lies at an altitude of 1646 meters. The size of it – half a kilometer wide and is almost 2km in length. Gave rise to the birth of lake massive glaciers located in this area.
Waters of lake Louise are incredibly pure emerald in color, which appeared thanks to local rock, which has melted glaciers and brought down from the mountains into the lake. That’s why the original name of the lake sounded like an Emerald.
Why the lake changed its name?
Beautiful pond, which is known to all among the Rocky mountains, not long was called, reflecting his extraordinary color of the water. The modern name is Louise it was in honor of the lovely Louise, who was the daughter of Queen Victoria, ruling in England. Smart and beautiful girl was married to the Governor of Canada, whose name was John Lorne Campbell.
And, although, in Canada, she has lived absolutely not for long, but during this time managed to make a significant contribution to the development of the country, was interested in and helped to solve Continue reading