Now the average depth of lake Balaton is only 70 cm
Largest lake of Central Europe – Hungarian Balaton – endangered. The water level has dropped to a record low.
It is impossible to swim there. Two hundred meters from the shore the depth is only 20 inches.
The reason – too dry in the summer.
About half of all guests Hungary strive to stay on the Balaton. Those who visited him this summer, many were surprised by the “cross” of the lake: to swim or to dive into the water, it was necessary to move away from the coast not less than 20-25 meters, and even further. Another dry summer led to a further lowering of the water level in one of the largest inland waters of Europe.
Now the average lake depth of only 70 cm of tourists here has become fashionable to sunbathe on dozens of small Islands that emerged in the last two or three years on the whole territory of lake Balaton.
Before not too scattering the ships now look clumsy babies, carefully wading through the water between the islet and is marked on maps of glimpses of the rocks. Their captains refuel before a flight minimal amount of diesel fuel, Continue reading
The deepest freshwater lake in the world Baikal, in the apt expression of the late academician A. V. winter, – “the priceless gift of nature”.
The lake-sea is a colossal repository of hydropower, a rich Treasury of flora and fauna. There are more than 1500 diverse species of flora and fauna, of which three-quarters are endemic, i.e. found only in lake Baikal and nowhere else in the world. This is a kind of natural Museum, a living laboratory of nature. Not a casual interest in the Baikal Soviet and world science.
Fishing on lake Baikal annually gives the country hundreds of thousands of quintals of fish. whitefish, grayling and other fish species. In the Northern part of the lake successfully extracted the Baikal seal – Nerpa.
Sung in many songs and legends, lake Baikal, the roads, the Soviet people, as a personification of the harsh and majestic nature of Siberia as a source of inspiration for many Russian and Buryat poets, a place of mass tourism and recreation. With the development of industry, the growth in the population the role and importance of lake Baikal as the rarest natural phenomena is only increasing. It will have numerous resorts, sanatoriums and rest homes. It is no exaggeration to say that the Baikal belongs not only to us but to our descendants, the people of the era of communism.
That’s why all of us, signatories to this letter, a serious Continue reading
Balaton – the largest lake in Central Europe. Along with a beach holiday spread sailing, fishing. Popular among tourists for its natural and historical sights along the banks of the lake.
Balaton also offers has a long tradition of Spa treatment.
The lake is associated with many ancient legends and stories. According to the most famous on the bottom of the lake stands the Church, which incessantly crying girl. As long as she will cry in Balaton will be water.
Plenty of opportunities to relax here the whole year round. For example, active water sports is waiting in Siofok, where they water-ski on the road can tame the waves or glides through the air on a kite-surfing and can also test your courage in the adventure Park.
Suggest that you stay at lake Balaton and also to those who wish to just relax and be filled with strength. A pleasant walk through the narrow winding streets of Tihany or a trip on one of the pleasure boats that launch from the Marina Bay Kaskaskia, grant you physical and spiritual freshness.
Balaton is associated not only summer vacations and sailing. The beauty of edge pulls. With the seasons changing its appearance and the mountains and the water of lake Balaton with thousands of flowers shines like a mirror.
How else can you relax on lake Balaton? Continue reading