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
El Calafate is a picturesque town in the southern part of Patagonia. El Calafate is located at 2700 km from Buenos Aires and 1,400 km from Bariloche to the South, in the southern part of Patagonia, surrounded by plateaus on the coast of the Argentine Lake – El Lago Argentino. Population: 3,1 thousand Altitude above sea level: 230 m. the Hotel facilities are designed for 5528 places located in 133 hotels, room 2228. The city differs from the rest of the Patagonia mild climate. The average temperature in December and January are +18°C, and in July – about +5°C.
This small Argentine town that lives mainly from tourism, is extremely interesting in itself. The city was founded in 1927. The Calafate Creek divided the city into two parts, surrounded by white willow trees. The city is literally buried in cherry orchards. Here is amazing nature, bright blue water surface of the lake on whose shore it is located, small, cozy bars and restaurants, local residents, many of whom are Indians. On the main street, Avenida Libertador crowded, lots of restaurants and souvenir shops.
The Argentine is a freshwater lake located in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz. It is the largest lake in Argentina, its surface Continue reading