The biggest Japanese lake
Biwa is the largest lake of the Country of the rising sun. Since ancient times it is famous for the clear waters, in recent years this pond is an example of careful attitude to the nature for the entire world community.
The largest lake of Japan located on the largest island of the country of Honshu . Here, in the Western part, in Shiga Prefecture have any long revered by the Japanese as a sacred lake Biwa. The water of this lake is so clear that the legend about its purity were stacked hundreds of years ago.
To call this Alpine lake can only be a stretch, Biwa height above sea level of only 86 meters. The length of the lake is 63 km and a width of 20 km. the lake Is divided into North and South. The Northern part of lake Biwa deeper, the average depth here is 50 meters, the southern part of the Biwa is much smaller – tens of times. The deepest part of the lake Biwa is a depression in 104 metres from the water’s surface.
Interestingly, the temperature of the waters of this lake are the same, even at depth. Scientists this fact is not left alone, was carried out the following experiment: on the bottom of the lake were laid, vacuum-Packed plastic bags with rice. As it turned out, at the bottom of lake rice can be stored for three Continue reading
Lake Baskunchak called the all-Russian salt-cellar. This unique waterfront area of 110 square kilometres is a unique depression on the top of a giant salt mountain, leaving deep under the ground and covered by a layer of sedimentary rocks. The depth of the salt reaches 6 kilometers and the capacity of the surface layer is 10 to 18 metres. The surface of the lake 21 feet below sea level.
Actually Baskunchak lake can be called with some exaggeration. For the most part, its surface can be walked, and in some places even to drive a car. To die is simply impossible — water saturated with salt by 90%, body is pushed to the surface.
However, the depth does not exceed 1 meter, and dry summer it almost dries completely.
These machines after each trip wash immediately. According to our driver, the car driving on a salt lake, not repaired, and changed all the nodes, because the salt corrodes everything and not possible to loosen a single nut. The weather on the day of the trip was not predictable: from burning sun to torrential rain.
Salt production in the lake was conducted since the VIII century, and carried her along the Great silk road. In Russian Continue reading
On our planet it is hard to imagine that it was not an enormous number of reservoirs that are now. Among the lakes is very beautiful, has a romantic or scary, but just unusual. They have a strange color of the water, amazing nature around or even strange behavior such as the disappearance of strictly in the middle of March.
Lake Morning Glory, Yellowstone national Park in USA
This small hot spring in a length of not more than two kilometers. He has a very capricious nature and amazing behavior. Very often, the source changes its color from purple ink to the shade of light turquoise. In addition to this, it behaves absolutely not always: sometimes the surface is calm, and sometimes it begins to boil and worry.
Originally the water temperature was quite high, but plugging the source from the bottom tourists throw coins “helped” to decrease the temperature level. Well, that although the water remained clear and clean.
Lake Kliluk (Spotted lake) in Canada
Spotted lake is literally a solution of mineral salts and substances. If the water evaporates on the surface of the lake appear fanciful island. And depending on the time of year they have a different color. Lake water is therapeutic because canadian Indians revered the lake as sacred. However, to swim in it will not work Continue reading