The Famous lake Vostok in Antarctica has disappointed scientists
  In the mysterious subglacial water in Antarctica have not yet found life. The famous lake Vostok in Antarctica, alas, disappointed scientists. As reported Sergey Bulat, a researcher of St.…

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The Amazing lakes of Canada
  One of the natural attractions of Canada are small and more of the lake. We can say that Canada – this is the country where most lakes in the…

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The Lake Saimaa

 

The largest lake (or a lake system Saimaa) is located in South-Eastern Finland between the cities of Joensuu and Lappeenranta. It is a network of many interconnected ponds with a total water surface area of 4400 km². The shoreline of the pond stretches for 15 thousand kilometers. Winding rocky Islands, which form a whole 13710 lake Saimaa water and rocky mazes. The only river flowing out of the reservoir – Vuoksi, flows on the territory of Russia and flows into lake Ladoga.

Formed the lake basin water system of Saimaa as a result of active tectonic processes that formed Archean ancient Russian platform and the Baltic shield. Tectonic faults in the earth’s crust in geological time, powerful cover have been smoothed by glaciation. When the glacier retreated, the fault was quickly filled with melt water and became the bays of the ancient Yoldia sea Baltic sea, it happened about ten thousand years ago.

Isolation basin waters from lake Saimaa to the Baltic sea happened gradually, about eight thousand years ago. Water in the lakes Saimaa via river valley of Kalajoki flowed into the Gulf of Bothnia. As a result of catastrophic release of water from lake päijänne through the valley of the Kemijoki river breakout through Continue reading

The Amazing lakes of Canada

 

One of the natural attractions of Canada are small and more of the lake. We can say that Canada – this is the country where most lakes in the world.

One of these lakes is lake Kliluk, which is located in British Columbia near the town of Osoyoos. Lake Kliluk is called “Spotted lake” because of its weird shape. It is a large number of small spots, which are formed in summer. Summer temperatures can reach 40 degrees during this period, from the lake evaporates large quantities of water, forming a large “spots” of different minerals. In the water of Spotted lake, the high concentration of various minerals, such as sodium sulfate, magnesium, calcium. Depending on what minerals are concentrated in water, we spot the lake can be white, yellow, green or blue. Main spots are formed at the expense of magnesium sulfate, which crystallizes in the summer. It creates a kind of natural coast between the spots and around them.

In addition, the lake has an unusual view of it is still shrouded in various mysteries and legends. The Indians – the indigenous people, considered a sacred lake and, knowing the curative features of the lake, used its water and mud for treatment of the disease.

One of the most beautiful lakes in Canada is moraine lake, whose waters Continue reading