37 km West of Austin (Texas, USA) is one of the most unusual and picturesque lakes in the world — Hamilton Pool (Hamilton Pool). The unusual it is that Hamilton Pool is both an underground lake and surface, flowing to the surface from under the arch stone grotto. Complements the beauty of waterfall flowing from 15-meter height.
The lake was formed thousands of years ago as a result of collapse of the limestone dome of an underground river due to massive erosion. Water underground rivers flow into the river flowing nearby Pedernales (Pedernales river), which, in turn, is a tributary of the Colorado river (Colorado).
The pool is surrounded by huge slabs of limestone, and the ceiling of the cave stalactites hanging down in places.
Until the 19th century there lived tribes of American Indians Tokawa and Apache. In 1985 a parcel of 232 acres of land on which is located this unique natural formation was purchased from private owners and declared a nature reserve — the Hamilton Pool Preserve.
To approach the lake on foot, leaving the car at the entrance to the reserve and breaking the 400-meter descent on a steep slope. In the 60-ies of the last century, the lake was a favourite place for summer Continue reading
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Dead sea Orenburg steppes – the famous lake Collapse. The lake has an area of 100 m2 66. The lake depth reaches 18 meters. On the banks of the lake there are beaches of fine white pebbles.
The peculiarity of the lake is that loose on the water a person does not sink. You can move vertically, “walk on water” without touching the bottom, due to its high density. The salt concentration reaches 320-340 grams per liter. This is almost 10 times higher than the concentration of salts in the water Black and Mediterranean seas.
In addition to the sodium chloride contained in the lake and other salts. The feeling of weightlessness in the water is unique and attracts thousands of people. Salt water has preferentially hyperosmolar, locally irritant, and antimicrobial action, in this regard is most pronounced cleansing effect on the skin and mucous membranes, as well as adaptogenic response. Continue reading
Last Saturday, members of several committees of the regional government participated in the clean up the shores of lakes in the Vsevolozhsk district of the Leningrad region. The action was timed to the world day of environment (environment Day), celebrated on 5 June.
Cloudy weather did not dampen the spirits of the participants, and did not destroy their plans. As water bodies were selected, popular with the local population (as a place of recreation and rest), lakes – Large and Long, located near Vsevolozhsk.
Organizers and sponsors of the event were volunteer ecological movement “Clean lakes” and the company “Coca-Cola Hellenic”.
On the Saturday, held in coordination with the local administration, worked more than 80 people, including residents of the area. 2.5 hours were collected 144 bags of garbage or about 10 cubic meters of solid waste.
– I am very pleased to make a contribution in specific and useful. I wish people learned respect for nature, – says Dmitry Bortkevich, in 2008-2012 head of Department of water monitoring of the state control Committee of nature use and ecological safety of Leningrad region.
According to Vera Breus, external relations Manager at “Coca-Cola Hellenic”, Continue reading
Found on the Internet exciting information about the most popular destination of Croatia. I think we should all definitely go and see with your own eyes. In the meantime, you can just read
In Croatia there is a unique national Park Plitvice lakes (Horw. Plitvička jezera). Thousands of tourists from all over the world flock here to overjoyed to merge with the Paradise nature. And it’s hard to believe that once this place was called “devil’s garden”.
The famous lakes are located halfway between Zagreb, the capital of the state, to the Adriatic coast, along which, and found shelter Croatia.
For the first time about the Plitvice lakes is mentioned in the 16th century. But then people were not up to the beauty of the Balkan peoples were constantly at war with the Ottoman Empire trying to assert their independence. It was at that time this dangerous edge was called “devil’s garden”.
In 1777 these places acquire an official name – “Plitvice lakes”, which was written by the priest of Otočac Dominique Vukasovich.
Gradually the word spreads about the extraordinary beauty of the Plitvice lakes. Already in 1891, from the city of Karlovac was built the road to the lakes, and by 1894 Continue reading
Last June was the hottest month for the last 150 years
Almaty rescuers checked the infamous lake # 6! According to independent experts, the reservoir threatens the security of the metropolis and can cause destructive debris flow. Today rescuers flew over the glaciers of Zailiyskiy Alatau together with journalists and showed exactly what they are doing to reduce the amount of hazardous mountain lake.
Here, in the mountains, at a height of over three and a half thousand meters of the work does not stop even for a minute. Experts «Kazselezaschita” quickly purify and expand the drainage channel to lake No. 6. The glacier named after Manshuk Mametova, which feeds the lake water, already began to melt, it is necessary to connect the siphon for pumping excessive water volume, to avoid trouble.
Isan Kokanbaev, chief engineer of “Kazselezaschita” of the Ministry of emergency situations of the Republic of Kazakhstan:
– Constantly monitoring of the lake and the discharges produced by this channel. Therefore, at present no danger, we declare as experts «Kazselezaschita”.
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