One of the main attractions of Kazakhstan is lake Balkhash. It is in the list of the largest lakes in the world occupies the thirteenth place. The lake is unique – it is separated by a Strait into two parts. On one side of the Strait the water is fresh, and on the other – salt. In Kazakh, Tatar and Altaic languages the name of the lake means “marsh”.
As all the attractions of the East, lake Balkhash has quite a beautiful and sad legend.
In ancient times the Almighty sorcerer Balkhash has grown daughter, a beauty named Or. Some time passed, and the sorcerer has conceived to marry her. Learned about this rich grooms from all over the world, and after a while the caravans with rich offerings flocked to the house of the sorcerer. But among the wealthy applicants on the heart of the beautiful was a simple poor boy – the shepherd Karatal, Or love at first sight. As usual, among the suitors competition was held, won naturally Karatal.
However treacherous the father gave him his beautiful daughter, despite the promises made. Then the lovers decided to escape. On hearing this, the enraged sorcerer cast his curse, and turned the fugitives in two rivers, carrying water from the mountains. To the river I could never connect, rushed distraught 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
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Lakes – natural reservoirs with a slow drain or drainless. Lakes are formed in different origin hollows (depressions).
On the territory of Ukraine were the most numerous floodplain lakes. They were formed as a result of wandering and displacement channels.
Floodplain lakes have a different shape (usually Crescent or elongated) and sizes, they are shallow, rich in fish and waterfowl are good places to stay. Lakes of the Pripyat, the Desna river and other rivers of the Polesie.
Delta lakes formed in river deltas due to the wandering sandy channels among the sediment. Among them – the biggest in Ukraine fresh-water lake Yalpug, and Covurlui, Cahul. The water of these lakes is used to water supply, irrigation, fisheries.
In the black sea lowlands as a result of subsidence and flooding by the sea mouths of rivers, and formed the estuary of the lake. The freshwater estuary of Ukraine – Dniester; there are also Kuyalnik, Khadzhibey, Tiligul, Sasykskoye. Estuaries and lakes of the South of Ukraine – is the reserve of water for household needs, the targets of fishing, base for the development of the Spa industry.
Remaining lakes are former bays that have become lakes after raising and draining the coast. Examples are the lake Saki, Donuzlav, Perekop. They are shallow, Continue reading