In the Krasnoyarsk region is an absolutely amazing piece of nature – Ucom lake with bitter-salt water located in a mountain valley. Low mountains rise around, as if fencing your pearl from the outer world. Millions of years nature has conjured over the prescription of the lake water and silt mud, and it’s a unique formulation that cures many ailments. It was opened many centuries ago. Many diseases treated exactly tumskoy mud. In the XIX century on the lake appeared to natural treatment center. Rumor about the miraculous properties of the local mud reached the capital. Many ladies came here to be treated for infertility, the glory of the lake grew. In 1925 was founded the resort “Lake Uchum” is the first health resort of the Krasnoyarsk territory. For 85 years it has cured many thousands of people.
Scientists say that the healing resources of lake Uchum simply inexhaustible. Many decades of observations of water level confirmed: it rises and then decreases. And it happens millions of years. That silt mud, which is used to procedures – a fraction of the inventory at the bottom of the lake. Owing to the remoteness from industrial centres and special microclimate of the valley, Continue reading
Lake Victoria: a sick giant
Lake Victoria was discovered in 1858 British Explorer John Speke, after a few months of their research, the sources of the Nile. Then the lake appeared in front of him so large and beautiful that he gave him the name of the British Queen. But now the Lake is in poor condition and is on the brink of environmental disaster. If John Speke could see lake Victoria today, painting what he saw would have caused him most likely shock and disbelief. The lake has become a smelly, suffocating from algae, a large body of water.
Ecological health of lake Victoria has been deeply undermined by the rapidly growing population, boom in fish exports, the disappearance of some fish species, the rapid growth of algae and the discharge of untreated sewage by industrial enterprises. Most of the damage is extensive and irreversible. The traditional way of life of the lake communities almost destroyed. Scientists are concerned that soon the lake Victoria may become dead.
Named in honor of the Queen of England, the African lake Victoria is the world’s largest tropical lake and second largest freshwater lake. The area of the lake on a total of 69 000 square kilometers. Although this Continue reading
The Republic of Karelia since ancient times was called as the Lake district. And among the huge number of its lakes Ladoga stands out for its vast expanses.
On Ladoga lake more than 600 Islands(among them the famous island of Valaam). area exceeding 1 hectare.Most of them(over 500) are located in the Northern part of the lake. Many Islands separated by a maze of narrow channels, in which nothing is lost to an inexperienced traveler, give a special beauty to this part of lake Ladoga, called the skerries area. The intricate shapes of the rocky Islands, reaching sometimes a height of 60— 70 m, combined with the dismembered shores of the continent, in which deeply cut into numerous and different from each other bays.
How beautiful shores of the lake! Hostess-the nature has taken care of that there is no monotony in the Kingdom. If you cross the Ladoga, we can see how diverse, unique and beautiful view of its banks. Wide open was given the southern part of the lake are replaced in Northern rocky ridges, referred to here as “fences”, and the rocks moulded by the glacier “the mutton foreheads”. Around a mysterious forest with mighty trees, thickets of juniper and the moss-covered boulders. The lake penetrates deeply into the rocky Continue reading