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
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
In terms of total annual flow (cubic 5390 km) Africa is behind Asia and South America. Pools area, length, volume of flow, many rivers are among the largest in the world (Nile, Congo). The distribution of the river network and runoff throughout the continent extremely evenly, that depends mainly on differences in climatic conditions, topography and nature of the rocks of certain areas. Along with areas with dense hydrographic network and large lakes, vast spaces of Africa or almost completely deprived local river network. Many rivers do not reach the ocean and end up in landlocked endorheic basins. Almost all the rivers of the continent are fed by rain. Only in the deserts and semi-deserts diet of their soil, and the high peaks of the Atlas mountains and Eastern Africa the sources of the rivers are fed as melt water of snow and glaciers.
The longest river of Africa – Nile (6671 km) at the same time and the longest river of the Earth. The area of the basin of the Nile – 2870 thousand sq. km. the source of the Nile – the river Rukarara in the system of the Kagera river, originating at an altitude of 2000 m. In the next part – between lakes Victoria and albert (Mobutu-CECE-Seko) the river is called Victoria Nile. After crossing lake albert, the river receives the name of the albert Nile. In the upper course, the river flows into the bottom of the gorge, Continue reading