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The Lake of Bitter Salt

Property description

*1. The full name of the object*

The Lake Is Brackish

*2. General*

The lake is valued for its balneological properties. It is quite large, an area of over 7 km2. The oval shape of the depression, the depth of a small, flat bottom, covered with silt deposits. The water is alkaline, bromine, highly mineralized, chloride-sodium composition. Mud dark gray color, good plasticity, its reserves exceed 1.5 million m3.

*2.1. The status of SPNA (Specially protected natural areas can have Federal, regional or local importance)

In 1985 was declared a natural landmark

*2.2. Goals, objectives and main activities*

The lake is famous for the healing properties of alkaline water and mineral mud, which are used for the treatment of articular diseases, rheumatism, sciatica.

*2.3. A list and brief description of the main objects of visiting protected areas*

The whole area is a flat feather-grass steppe. On the Southeast coast of of crushed-stone silt flows a mineral spring with delicious water, of weak mineralization, but with a high content of magnesium. The lake is famous for the healing properties of alkaline water and mineral mud, which are used for the treatment of articular diseases, rheumatism, sciatica. Has a beneficial effect on health and swimming in the lake.

*3. Accessibility*

Located in Chesmensky district of Chelyabinsk oblast

*3.1. The nearest airports, sea and river ports, railway stations, bus terminals*

Located 3 km from p. Klubovka, 18 km South-West from the railway station of Buskul and 10 km South from the village of Tarutino

*4. Accommodation facilities*

In the nearest settlements – Klubovka, Novoukrainka, meadow, Tarutino.

*5. Power*

In the nearest settlements – Klubovka, Novoukrainka, meadow, Tarutino.

*6. Tourism, education and leisure*

On the southern and South-Western shores are the beautiful sandy beaches. The Western shore is rocky. The rest is low with coastal reed-beds. No forests nearby.

*7. Additional information*

Locals say: if you regularly swim in a local lake, you can live up to 100 years, and its mud for treating female infertility.

Strange lake is located almost on the border with Kazakhstan, and at the same time the biggest mystery of Chesmensky district and its most popular tourist destination. This water is as salty as the sea, and is the same black as pitch. In the lake there are fish and seaweed, but the locals are “dead” water is considered “alive”.

What is the Chesme so much and there is a legend about the amazing properties of Bitter-Salty lakes. Its water heals minor wounds and skin ulcers. Dead lake even prolongs life.

The unique properties of the sapropelic mud is Bitter-Salty lake doctors Chesmensky district has already adopted. In the hospital the mud is still not carry – no official expertise, but how can it be treated – prompt. Cesmesi prefer, as we say, pig method is to lie in the mud on the throat. Lightweight, preventative option – just to cover himself from head to toe and wash away the dirt after 15-20 minutes.