Synevir lake (the resort) is rightly considered the hallmark of the Carpathians. It is a bit larger and one of the most beautiful lakes in Ukraine. Synevyr is also called «Sea Eye», «the Pearl of the Carpathians» . and yet — “Lake lovers” . This drop of the sea among the mountains — «Sea eye» — is located at an altitude of 989 meters. The average depth of the lake — 10-12 meters, maximum — 24 meters. Carpathian miracle is 32 km from the Transcarpathian regional center of Volovo. The path lies along the stream Volovets among the cliffs and gorges Synevyrska pass (more than 800 m above sea level). To the West extends a ridge Borzhava valleys to the South — Owczarski ridge Tops, South-East stands the mountain Strymba, and in the North — mount the heater. Far below lay a scattering of pearls at home the village of Sinevir with blue thread of the river Tereblya.
Synevir lake is full of legends. Above the lake are two high fairy pieces. This Blue and VIR, once lived in these areas. Thanks to their love, according to legend, and there is the lake. They say that blue’s name was the count’s daughter. Heard a girl Continue reading
Famous Titicaca lake turns into a swamp – news filed under Mosaic, relevant information, discussion news, discussion on Newsland
The Lake Titicaca. It is located in the Andes on the border between Peru and Bolivia at an altitude of 3800 meters above sea level. It is the highest mountain lake in the world and also the largest mountain lakes in fresh water.
But now this natural wonder is under threat of industrial pollution due to rapid development surrounding the Bolivian cities.
Among them is El Alto. It is the second most populous city in Bolivia. Around it is a large number of industrial enterprises.
As the locals say, on the background of rapid growth is the lack of modern water purification systems. As a result, factory effluents, or chemical washing water for vehicles and buses fall into the streams and rivers flowing into lake Titicaca.
[Mamani Kuipke, local community member]:
“Pollution began in 2000. Before that, it was not so much. A long time ago the water was crystal clear. There was a fish; mackerel, waterfowl. Since 2001-2002, the pollution increased. Its source is the city of El Alto because it is home to over a million people”.
Another source of pollution – the river, Continue reading
The majority of large and small lakes is not only a source of drinking water, but also important tourist sites. Before you eight amazing lakes in the world, we will tell you what exactly they are remarkable and why they are worth seeing.
Titicaca: the largest reserves of fresh water mountain lake
Where: South America; Peru and Bolivia
Its area is comparable to the size of Crete — about 8300 sq km. From the plane it looks like a sea, but when viewed from the shore in places is reminiscent of a marsh overgrown with reeds. The people here move carefully, looking at the ground, as they walk on muddy dirt. Cane everywhere and do everything — clothes, hats, bags, home and the island on which they live. There is a legend that long ago the Aymara Indians, crossing his pirogue in the lake, were on the territory of the Incas. To get the two peoples failed, but to go home the proud Aymara did not — decided that it will float on the lake. Since they live on the reed Islands, rafts, decoration reminiscent of the ancient Egyptian court.
Change: the high-mountain crater lake
Where there are: Asia; on the border of China and North Korea.
The shoreline of this lake is situated at a height of 2189 m above sea level, Continue reading