The great lakes of North America – Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario – with their connecting channels form the largest freshwater system on Earth. Their total area exceeds 245 OOO square km, and the volume is 22 cubic km 813 – fifth of all freshwater on the planet. If you spread it out evenly across the US, she will cover her in a layer of 3 m. the Great lakes are so vast that it has identified a special climate with cool summers and abundant winter snowfall. When cold Arctic air invades into the saturated moisture atmosphere, snow literally falls asleep in the coastal town. The observer caught on the surface of the moon, able to see these lakes to the naked eye and even to identify the largest of them – the Upper, the most extensive fresh water lake on Earth. The coastline of 4500 km, the width from East to West is 560 km and from North to South 260 km, Water of this lake is fed which flows into the Atlantic ocean the St. Lawrence river.
THE LAKE, BORN OF THE EXPLOSION
Crater lake, the deepest lake in North America,was the result of a powerful eruption 7700 years ago. The explosion of the volcano Mazama in the Cascade mountains in the territory of Oregon left a crater (the Caldera) with a depth of about 1200 m, which gradually filled with water. Continue reading
What are they, blue eyes of the planet? Deep, luxurious, bubbling, or maybe a quiet, romantic and magical?
Now, nobody knows exactly how many lakes on Earth, however, hydrologists consider that there are around five million, two of which are in Canada and Alaska.
Today I will tell you about the most beautiful lakes in the world. Ready to swim in the sea the best reservoirs on our planet? Then go ahead!
Plitvice lakes, Croatia
The flora and fauna of Plitvice lakes in Croatia is striking richness and diversity. Sixteen of the reservoirs, connected by 92 waterfalls, form a national Park under UNESCO protection. However, this beauty can only admire: to fish, to bathe or to kindle a fire in the Park is prohibited. And plucked the chamomile is necessary the fine is 600€.
Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world, with an average depth which reaches 745 m. And the area of the blue giant is equal to the area of Belgium with nearly 10 million people. Many animals and plants of lake Baikal are not found in any reservoir of the world. The water in the lake is so clear that in the spring its transparency reaches 40 meters! The most beautiful Continue reading
Toba — largest volcanic lake, beautifully situated in the crater of an ancient volcano. One day, a hundred thousand years ago, this volcano exploded — so much so that hundreds of thousands of tons of ash rose into the air and for many years covered the entire planet from sunlight. Has come the real ” nuclear winter”, the famous Ice age. As a result of the disaster, it was the extraordinary beauty of the lake with the warm and clean water. It rests at an altitude of 900 meters and reaches 450 m in depth. From all sides the lake is surrounded by hills covered with pine, and his centre occupied the island of Samosir ( the size of Singapore).
The path to the lake legit through the capital of North Sumatra city of Medan. Further 4 hours by bus. The first stop is at the observation platform of the North-Western tip of the lake. Here the steep cliff of the valley Tonging spurting 120 meter waterfall with a clear title Episopes. Visitors can descend into the gorge right to the bottom. The views from the observation deck on the lake and the waterfall is so expressive that attract, like a magnet.
The main resort of the lake is the village of Prapat, the road to which winds serpentine along the coast. The nature here is so beautiful that I want to shout ” Banzai!”, Continue reading