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The deepest lakes of the world

 

Imagine that you are swimming in a deep lake and can’t see the bottom. You only feel samarajiva cold water under a water and deep, stretching into infinity. Many people are afraid of depth, and even the best swimmer in the world may experience fear after the stories about the legends and mysteries Shrouding the bottomless water of the deepest lakes in the world. The depth of any lake change with the climate and seasons of rains, but overall, there are certain constants. Today we explore the top ten deepest lakes in the world, learn about their history and secrets.

10. Lake Matano

9. Crater Lake

With striking volcanic past, crater lake National Park is located in crater lake in Oregon. It is a place of immeasurable beauty, surrounded by cliffs 600 meters high, with two small Islands. Crater is a breathtaking open sea, a real laboratory for photographers. It is the deepest lake in the United States, with a maximum depth of 594 meters and with the purest water in North America (from the point of view of the absence of pollutants). The lake is fed by melting winter snow. The crater was formed 7,700 years ago after a violent eruption, but the legend can tell a lot more about it. Indian Continue reading

Toba – the largest volcanic lake in the world

 

Lake Toba is the largest volcanic lake in the world and also the largest lake located in Sumatra

Lake Toba is in Northern Sumatra, about 45 kilometers from Berastagi at an altitude of 900 metres above sea level, about 200 km North of equator.

Lake Toba is a large – 100 kilometres long and 30 wide, but also deep – its depth is over 500 meters, so the Toba has the 11th place in the list of deepest lakes in the world.

For the first time, lake Toba has been described by the Dutchman Herman Neubronner van der Toucam, but because of his large size just through in 82 years, in 1929, it was identified as a Caldera.

Lake Toba was formed as a result of the most powerful in the last 25 million years of volcanic eruption that occurred about 73 thousand years ago.

The eruption of the SUPERVOLCANO Toba was incredible strength in the air has risen more than 2,800 cubic kilometers of volcanic rocks, more than 800 cubic kilometers of settled as ash.

Together with clouds of dust and ash was thrown up to three billion tons of sulfur dioxide. 20 000 square kilometers of land surface were destroyed in a moment.

The average temperature in the Northern hemisphere fell to 21 degrees. The population Continue reading

Unique lake of Kazakhstan – Alakol lake

 

Unique lake of Kazakhstan – Alakol lake is the second largest among domestic reservoirs of Kazakhstan and the only deep-water lake among the lakes of the Republic. In translation from Kazakh language means “Motley the lake”. It is really colorful – the turquoise clear morning, azure at the end of the day. This is a kind of sea steppe. Warm water and schungite stone on the shore. Beautiful sunsets, bright sun and the healing properties of water attract more and more tourists every year. There is a lake in the semi-desert zone between the snowy peaks of the Dzhungarsky Alatau and the blue ridges of the Tarbagatai on the North-East of Almaty oblast at a height of 347 m above sea level, covers an area of 2700 sq km and reaches a Depth of 50 meters, has a length of 102 km, width of 54 km it empties Into more than 15 tributaries, including the river Emel. The highest temperature on the surface of the water is 24-26 degrees.

Alakol water is salty, of the sea. Salt composition of water is sodium chloride in character, the chemical composition is comparable with the waters of the Black sea and includes almost the entire periodic table except for iodine, which contributes to the treatment of many diseases. It promotes treatment of skin diseases, has a beneficial effect on musculoskeletal apparatus, nervous system and overall health.Alakol Continue reading

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