Whether to save the lake?
Near the village Stanczyk, on the fence of the construction site of the Orthodox Church, the defenders of lake Bolduc displayed a banner with the inscription “Save the lake and save the nature”, which can also be read as “Save and protect the lake and nature.”
Locals say that the Playground has already started intensive preparatory work – the place was fenced with net, the road to it was marked with pegs and begin to fill with gravel, started to dig and move somewhere pines growing there. Local also argue that the initiator and sponsor of building Nikolay Romanovich intends to buy the house next door to the Playground. One of the signs indicating it is a clearing of an abandoned well on the next site.
While environmentalists through the courts require under the Belarusian law for the holding of public hearings on the construction of this Church, people who are not indifferent to the fate of the lake, trying to protect him with their ways – hang a banner, collect signatures against the construction.
To the opinions of residents, environmentalists and experts, the initiators of the construction of the Church are not in a hurry to listen. I believe that they are not very well aware of the consequences of such construction. 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