Lakes and rivers of Karelia
The image of Karelia is connected first of all with the territory of blue lakes. Actually, there are a lot of lakes – over 61 thousand. Their quantity falling to 1 thousand sq. km region of Karelia confidently wins first place not only in Russia but also among regions of the world.
Lakes are very different in size varying from small lakes of lambesc (“was”), private and anonymous, until the largest in Europe Ladoga and lake Onega. The lake, which area is up to 1 sq. km. prevail, but there are many large lakes, which area is up to 10 or more sq. km. and 20 lakes exceed 100 sq. km Area is covered by lakes in Karelia makes 11.4% of its entire territory, which is clearly more than in the neighbouring state of Finland, and almost twice as much than in the region of Murmansk.
Many lakes take the beginning of tectonic movements of the terrestrial crust, but most appeared due to the ploughing of the earth’s crust by glaciers during the movement many millions of years ago. First deeper, they usually extended shape, have high rocky and often very steep banks and there are not enough Islands. The configuration of glacial lakes began more different – they discerned many Islands, bays, passageways and pretty little depth. However, very often lakes have mixed the beginning and it brings Continue reading
Ritsa lake is probably the most famous lake not only in Abkhazia, but also in the entire North Caucasus.
To visit Abkhazia, still, what a place Gagra or Pitsunda, and not to see lake Ritsa is unforgivable. First impressions are waiting for you in the road of the gorge – “goodbye Motherland”. At a sharp turn of the road just three meters wide, the rock immediately goes to the deepest gorge. Truly stumbled or gape and goodbye homeland. The experience of a lifetime!
The lake Ritsa is the most known lake in Abkhazia
lake Riza/ Abkhazia.
Abkhazia is undoubtedly a very beautiful country! Mountains, sea and greenery in the midst of all this beauty – the lake an extraordinary colour. A great air. Everywhere many sources of curative mineral water. It would seem the most suitable place for the construction of sanatoriums and rest homes. But They love and appreciate their land. Still the area remains virtually untouched.
The first impression of the lake Ritsa.
In front of you slightly greenish lacquered abyss. The water is pristine, but the bottom is like there.
Lake Ritsa is among the mountains, at an altitude of 930 meters above sea level. It is believed that the lake was formed by tectonic shifts caused mountain landslides. On the high mountains surrounding the lake Ritsa, always snow .
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The rock slide in Glacier lake provoked a rise in the water level, and river Black Lucina he threatened to withdraw from the coast. |
The whole country spent the first warmer – maximum temperature for the first time climbed above 30 degrees, and in Geneva reached 33.8 degrees – a weekend in a relaxed state, except for residents of Grindelwald.
300 000 cubic meters of stone blocks and rubble collapsed on Friday evening from the mountain slopes in Glacial lake. Spontaneously born at the foot of the Eiger, it keeps for many years the inhabitants of the region in tension. The lake water flows into the river Black Lucina, a narrow but rapid, which rushes from the valley of Grindelwald. In early summer, the lake slowly filled with water, and the higher it rises the level, the more adrenaline enters the blood people, especially the restless feeling of power in the region. According to the catastrophic predictions, if the lake will “explode” out of the abundance of water, this will trigger and output of a Black Lucina from the coast, and in the disaster area will be all settlements lying along its bed, down to lake Continue reading