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
Hévíz (Heviz) — a resort in Hungary. to the South-West from lake Balaton. 6 km from the town of Keszthely. It got its name from the thermal lake, which means “hot water”. Ancient thermal spring started to hit near the top of the so-called “hot mountains” at a height of 425 m, and then moved lower.
The surroundings of the lake were well known already in the copper age and the first written references on the Hungarian language refer to 1328. The rapid development of the village in the second half of the 18th century the First thermal bath was built here in 1795. Its fame hévíz owes much to count Festetics, who was seriously engaged in the development of local infrastructure (building of baths, and baths) and the dissemination of information about medical lake.
The Surroundings Of Lake Balaton. Lake Heviz is the second largest warm-water lake in the world and unique in Europe.
The main attraction of the resort is a unique lake hévíz, the second largest warm-water lake in the world and unique in Europe. The water temperature in summer is 33-35 °C, in winter — from 27 to 29 °S. Its area is 4,7 hectares, the depth is 36 m. the lake Water canal fed by lake Balaton.
Annually water tourism in Karelia is increasingly developing thanks to the support of travel companies that organize trips and hikes in this beautiful region. The Republic has a lot of beautiful places for outdoor recreation and water sports. Beautiful lake among the birch and pine forests, fast flowing rivers with waterfalls and rapids is allowed to take the Karelia the leading position among the lovers of river rafting, along with sanami, the Caucasus and the Altai.
Great demand get the alloys on the rivers, traveling on inflatable rafts or kayaks. The calm safe waters to paddle, you can travel with children. But there are rivers with shoals, rapids and waterfalls, rafting on them is dangerous for even experienced athletes.
Organized tours designed permanent routes in Karelian rivers Suna and Shuya, Ohta, Cerati and many others. They all have complexity category I to III, from the simplest to complex. The choice of river depends on the time of year – spring “big water”, when the thresholds are passed easier, better rafting on catamarans on the UKS and Shuya, and in the summer you can go kayaking and kayaking on difficult rivers, Tumon, Umba and Pistojoki.
The most popular route, which can travel not only in adults but also in children, is rafting on the Shuya river, Karelia which is translated as “deep”. She runs high among beautiful shores in densely populated Continue reading