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.
The lake is home to over 400 species of various Continue reading
Canada is a country that is located on the continent of North America. From the South and North-West Canada borders with the USA. The Northern border is the shore of the Arctic ocean and in the North-East is Davis Strait, and Affidavy Bay. From the East coast of Canada is washed by the Atlantic ocean, and West of the Pacific ocean. In addition to the main territory of Canada it also consists of the Islands – second, the Baffin island, Victoria, Ellesmere, Devon, Banks, Newfoundland, and many others.
State total area of Canada is 9970610 square meters. Of this total area 755180 square metres are for rivers and freshwater lakes. No country in the world can boast so many lakes as Canada. The most famous lake in Canada is the Great lakes. Besides them, in Canada there are thirty-one quite a large lake.
The most famous canadian lakes – Great bear, Great Slave, Winnipeg, Manitoba, athabaska, Nipigon, Mistassini. The largest rivers of Canada are the Saint Lawrence river and its tributaries are the Ottawa and Co-gene. The largest rivers of Canada also include the St John river, Saskatchewan river, Nelson river, and the Fraser river, Mackenzie and Yukon. As to the St. Lawrence river, it originates in the Great Lakes and empties into the Gulf of the same name – St. Lawrence. The largest Continue reading
Beautiful, mesmerizing and alluring water surface can often be very dangerous. So, if you are going on another vacation on the shores of the reservoir, remember that many of them can pose a deadly danger to humans. And it’s not just the variety of creatures lurking in the depths, but in radiation, poisonous gases and other harmful factors resulting from the work of Mother nature. Offer to meet with the most dangerous lakes in the world.
1. The boiling lake
This lake, located on the beautiful Caribbean island of Dominica is the second largest natural hot spring in the world. Here only there is hardly a brave man who dared to try the water temperature in the lake, because it reaches 90 degrees Celsius. One look at the photo enough to see that the water in the lake is boiling and this is due to the fact that at the bottom of the reservoir has a crack, through which is constantly erupting hot lava.
2. Lake Powell
In common, this lake, located near mammoth lakes, not otherwise referred to as horseshoe. The town of mammoth lakes is located on top of an active volcano, but despite this, lake Powell for many years was considered safe, until all the trees around him began to die. After a series of studies, scientists concluded that the cause of death of trees Continue reading