The cleanest and deepest lake — Baikal. Its length is 620 km, the width ranges from 32 to 74 kilometers. The depth of the lake in the deepest part of the crack length is equal to 1940 meters. The volume of fresh water in the lake is 2,300 cubic kilometers.
African sister of lake Baikal geographers call lake Tanganyika. It originated in Eastern Africa many millions of years ago. Under the influence of tectonic forces in the earth’s surface there were two giant cracks. And in the place where now splashing water of lake Tanganyika, formed two large abysses – trenches. Gradually they filled with water, and there were two closed lakes.
It took many millennia, and these reservoirs are connected, forming lake Tanganyika. In local dialect the name of the lake means “sail”. The similarities of lake Baikal and Tanganyika is that they are similar in size and shape, as well as the origin of their basins. In addition, these are two of the most ancient and deepest freshwater lake in the world, Tanganyika equal Depth of 1470 metres, almost 700 metres below sea level. The lake water remarkably clear and pure, and its surface is so smooth that reminds a mirror.
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While at the yard the frost, I sit here and think of my trip to Abkhazia this summer. We went to a beautiful lake Ritsa. It is situated in the Ritsa national Park at an altitude of 950 m above sea level in the basin of the river Bzyb, deep wooded gorge of the rivers Lspci and Yupshara there, East of the Gagra range. The mountains surrounding the lake, have a height of 2200-3200m metres. Area of 1.27 km2, length — 2.5 km, width from 270 to 870 meters. The average depth is 63 m, the highest is 131 m. the origin of the name Riza? There is a legend about a girl named Riza, who tragically died in these places. Once in the area were the valley through which flowed a stream. On its pastures grazed cattle beauty named Riza is the only sister of 3 brothers (Pshegishkha, Acetone and Agepsta). The young men spent their days hunting, and the girl herds and were managed on the farm.
One day the brothers went to hunt in the mountains and did not come back. A night passed, second – and they still would not. The girl missed him and, sitting close to the house, singing, looking at the road that left the brothers. Heard the singing thief 2 – the Gega and Yupshara. Seeing how a beautiful girl, they decided to steal it and take away with them. Yupshara grabbed ritsu and rode onward through the valley, and Gega was covering him from behind.
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There are so many amazing places, and this was the result of human activity.
Known for its crystal clear water, Qiandao Lake, or thousand Islands, appeared in 1959, as a result of damming of the Xin’an river for the construction of hydropower plants in Zhejiang province formed the largest freshwater lake in Eastern China — Zandaka (Lake of a thousand Islands). Its name it received because of 1078 small and big Islands on it.
The water is so clean that served as the basis for the creation of a Chinese mineral water brand Nongfu Spring.
This unique artificial lake is 1078 Islands. 81% of the island territory covered with forests – the area is extremely beautiful Islands on the lake and around it represents the largest area of forest Park of China, home to 90 species of birds, 60 species of wild animals. Here was built the first in China hydroelectric. From here were resettled farmers from 1377 villages, 20 thousand hectares of arable land disappeared in the lake area of 573 sq km and with 1078 islets.
Currently in lake Qiandaohu mastered 13 scenic areas. If tourists wish to enjoy the picturesque landscape, they should visit the island of Mapendo. Standing on top of the island, Continue reading