Our country is the largest in the territory. And correspondingly, many natural sites in Russia are exceptional and unique. And one of these magical places can definitely be considered the deepest lake in the world. It is, of course, about the lake Baikal which is in Siberia.
The most amazing and deepest lake in the world
The epithet “most-most” is best suited to lake Baikal. After all, it is the deepest lake in the world . as well as the deepest trench on Earth and the largest reservoir of the purest drinking water. Hard to imagine that the amount of collected water here he is ahead in several times North American Great lakes combined.
The area, which covers the deepest lake in the world Baikal . equal to a little less than 32 thousand square kilometers. The deepest point on the lake is measured at 1186 meters, the average depth of lake Baikal is more than 700 meters. By the way, not all lakes can boast even the maximum values of such depth.
Disputes about the deepest lake
Despite the fact that Baikal has long been recognized as the deepest lake, recently started to have some disputes about it. Some believe that the world’s deepest lake – Ladoga . But this statement is totally wrong. Because its depth is 230 meters, and therefore it is not included even Continue reading
LAKE BAIKAL, RUSSIA
The ranking of the most beautiful lakes could not have taken place without the handsome Siberian lake Baikal. The deepest lake in the world covers an area of 31 722 square meters. His age is estimated at 25-35 million years. Its water is so clear that from the surface you can easily view objects at a depth of 30-40 meters. In addition, the Baikal water is saturated with methane, resulting in the melting of ice on its surface are formed perfectly smooth circles which can be seen even from the tops of nearby mountains. This phenomenon of local residents and tourists is often mistaken for the traces of a UFO here.
LAKE HILLER, AUSTRALIA
Lake Hiller, surrounded by a eucalyptus forest, is located in a secluded location on the South-West of Australia, only in air transport. And look, there really is something – water lake has an unusual rich pink color. The reasons for this unique phenomenon is still unclear, scientists assumed that this shade may stain the water the algae, but their analysis showed that this theory is wrong.
CRATER LAKE, USA
American crater lakes, as is clear from the name, is located in the crater of the volcano. It is the deepest lake in the United States. It’s completely isolated from the outside world – it does not no river flows, due to water in the crater is considered Continue reading
Crystal clear water, surrounded by sandy beaches and towering up red-red canyon walls, reminiscent of alien landscapes — all of this is lake Powell, an artificial reservoir on the Colorado river. It lies on the territory of two U.S. States, beginning in Northern Arizona and extending to the southern part of Utah, including most of the lake. The total area is 658 km2 (maximum length — 299 km, the maximum width — 40 km), the volume of water in the period of high water is 30 km3. These dimensions make it the second largest after lake Mead reservoir in the United States. The average depth of the lake is about 40 meters and in the deepest parts can reach 170 meters.
The resulting pool, the making of which was flooded about 700 of the canyons, received its name in honor of the American Explorer John Wesley Powell, one-armed Civil war veteran who explored the river via three wooden boats in 1869.
The main purpose of the dam was the necessity of establishing reliable reservoir and the subsequent construction of hydroelectric power, but in the end, in addition to addressing economic issues and added the extraordinarily beautiful man-made landscape. That is why in 1972 lake Powell was included in the National recreation area Glen Canyon (Glen Canyon National Recreation Area). The waterfront is just 13% (161 of 390 ha) of a huge Continue reading