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The Lake of Ryazan and the Ryazan region

Lakes on the territory of the Ryazan region there are 2838 area of over 0.2 hectares. Total area is km2 245,8. Of them 1400 lakes are larger than 1 ha, 1438 — less than 1 ha. Lakes in all districts of the region (see table).

The lake coverage area (the ratio of the area lakes to total land area) is 0,62. A large part of the lakes situated in the floodplains of the Oka, Moksha and Tsna, Great, Pair, Prony and other rivers. All of these lakes 2250. Almost half of them has an area less than 1 ha of This floodplain oxbow lakes. They are formed by moving the channel within the floodplain, in old bends, in varying degrees, have lost touch with the new direction.

These lakes are horseshoe-shaped or sickle-shaped, sometimes they are extended linearly. Width lakes-oxbow lakes is depending on the width of the river, in the floodplain which they are formed, and varies from several meters in the floodplains of small rivers up to the first hundreds of meters on the floodplain of the Oka river. Their length varies respectively from tens of meters up to 1 — 2 km or more, usually naprawiam depth 2-4 m. the largest lakes are ancient lakes situated in the floodplain of the Oka: Velha S., Mormino, Continue reading

“the lake is known for”

Tricouri

One of the “places of power” of Tibet. According to the legend Padmasambhava, defeated one of the demons. The famous monastery of Tirthapuri stands on a rock near hot springs and around the cave where Padmasambhava meditated.

Chiu monastery (the monastery of the Bird)

Here is a lifetime Buddha sculpture-Comdance. From the top of the monastery offers great views of lake Rakshas Tal and Manasarovar, and the snow-capped peaks of Kailas and Gurla Mandates.

The name of the monastery means “little bird”. Apparently, this name was given to it because of the small size and high accuracy of positioning. Live in the monastery only three or four monks.

The Cave Of Padmasambhava

According to the legend Padmasambhava spent the last seven days of his life, before ascended to heaven over a rainbow on a horse.

O. Manasarovar (“Victory lake”)

a: the Rakshasa (“lake Demon”)

In front of Kailas there are two sacred lakes-twin Rakshasa TP (Langata) and Manasarovar. In a pair of lake Manasarovar and Rakshas Tal represent light and darkness, the lake Manasarovar has a rounded shape, and the Rakshas tal – the shape of a Crescent.

Lake Manasarovar is at a height of 4557 metres above sea level and is one of the highest lakes in the world. The lake area is about 520 km2, depth is 82 m. in Winter the lake freezes. The valley Continue reading

The Hydrography of the Voronezh region

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Hydrography determine the Voronezh region 125 of the rivers, of which 53 – with a stable water regime throughout the year and 72 – with occasional non-permanent flow, which are dry at low water during the driest years. Currently the number of dry lands, or ephemeral streams was increased to 1218.

The territory of the Voronezh region lies entirely in the basin of the don river.

Length of the don within the Voronezh region is 530 km and is the widest in Verkhnemamonsky and Liski districts there are places where the don width of 150-200 meters!

Don is the main waterway of the region crosses the region in direction from North to South and South-East and provides navigation between the Azov and Black seas. With the Central Russian upland in don flow down its right tributaries-the river Veduga, Girl, Potudan, Quiet Pine, Black Kalitva, Bogucharka. The surface of the Oka-don lowland is crossed by the left tributaries of the don-Voronezh, Horotane, ikorets village, bityug, Oered, hopper with Black and Savaloy. Main rivers: the rivers in the basin of the don – this bityug and Khoper. Hopper – the most full-flowing tributary of the don, which flows through the lands of Novokhopyorsky, Povorinsky and Borisoglebsky districts. A year along the bed of the Khopyor river now flows Continue reading

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