Crystal clear water, surrounded by sandy beaches and towering up red-red canyon walls, reminiscent of alien landscapes — all of this is lake Powell, an artificial reservoir on the Colorado river. It lies on the territory of two U.S. States, beginning in Northern Arizona and extending to the southern part of Utah, including most of the lake. The total area is 658 km2 (maximum length — 299 km, the maximum width — 40 km), the volume of water in the period of high water is 30 km3. These dimensions make it the second largest after lake Mead reservoir in the United States. The average depth of the lake is about 40 meters and in the deepest parts can reach 170 meters.
The resulting pool, the making of which was flooded about 700 of the canyons, received its name in honor of the American Explorer John Wesley Powell, one-armed Civil war veteran who explored the river via three wooden boats in 1869.
The main purpose of the dam was the necessity of establishing reliable reservoir and the subsequent construction of hydroelectric power, but in the end, in addition to addressing economic issues and added the extraordinarily beautiful man-made landscape. That is why in 1972 lake Powell was included in the National recreation area Glen Canyon (Glen Canyon National Recreation Continue reading
About the Dead sea heard – there is so much salt that it is impossible to drown. In the lake Kliluk also have salts and minerals, but there are so many of them that you can’t even swim, not to drown. This lake is among the ten most interesting and popular tourist reservoirs in the world, because it is capable of will change forever in the summer – as in Indiana the tale.
Instead of the water – salt stains
Canada – country, famous for its lakes. They are all very beautiful, with smooth surface, clean and unique. But the most famous lake is located in extreme North of America Canada – British Columbia, namely the Okanagan valley. Among the Canadians this valley is considered something of a local desert, because there is much less precipitation in a year than, for example, in nearby Vancouver. Live here and white people, and indigenous people – the Indians, zealously guarding their land and their rituals, is the Okanagan tribe. Thanks to them, tourists can observe the family cats in their original beauty, but from afar.
What is so interesting lake Kliluk. which is so called by the Indians, and whose name translates as “spotty”? Nothing special in the cold time of the year. Continue reading