Beautiful Lake Rudolf is reminiscent of the seaside. Here is pretty long, sandy beaches, and the waves are very mobile and sensitive to the winds like the sea. There is almost never calm, and the fishermen do not remain idle, their boats permanently moored at the piers.
Lake Rudolph has another name – Turkana, according to the legend here was found the oldest skeleton Turchinskogo boy. This heavenly beauty of the lake and has a beautiful turquoise color, due to which the locals gave the lake the name of the Jade Sea. Lake Rudolf is in the North Eastern rift valley of Kenya, and there few rivers meet the sea: Cryo, OMO and Turkwel. Most of the lake belongs to Kenya, only the extreme Northern part of the “sticks” in the territory of Ethiopia. In General, the length of Lake Rudolf is 312 km, while its depth reaches 30 meters.
In ancient times the length of the lake was almost 400 kilometers from the OMO Valley to Valley Baringo. During this period, the lake became a river that flowed to the North-West and, thus, fell into the Nile.
Due to the fact that lake Turkana is in the wilderness, there are frequent storms and strong Continue reading
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