If you are traveling to the Australian lake Hiller is safely remove the rose-colored glasses! After all, you no longer need, the space around you and it will be pink. To be exact — this unique lake has a milky pink color.
It is located on the island of Middle (Average), on the South-Western part of the Australian mainland, and surrounded by thickets of eucalyptus and a strip of sand. Its area is 250 metres wide and about 600 in length.
In 1802 the expedition of the British Navigator Matthew Flinders stopped at the island. Investigating it, they stumbled upon a miracle of nature — the pink lake. However, nobody paid attention to the color of the water, and a few dozen years, Middle island has become a transit point for whaling ships, but in the early 20th century, people paid attention to the lake Hiller — but again — not because of its wonderful color, and for salt production.
It does not matter. The consumer was confused by the pink color of the water, and the profit was quite small for the development of business — even with the latest machinery. And after 6 years, the project folded, and the lake is now only attracts tourists, and sometimes scientists and researchers.
In General, the lake Hiller has this color. Pink lake Continue reading
Wanaka– the lake and the town near large settlements Queenstown (Queenstown), Otago, South island, New Zealand. The place is primarily known for its stunning mountain and lake scenery, as well as annual music festivals, during which in a small town stuffed to 5–7 thousand new Zealand music lovers.
Real estate near lake costs a lot of money, which, as a rule, are available from the older generation. In this regard, the city of party recreation has turned into a peaceful and cozy “the boarding house, which is considerably calmed violently once hitting the Creek subcultures. However, everything in order.
Unable to really move away from first wedding in Wellington. I and my new Zealand friend Cam went to the South island for the second festive event. This time he married a cousin of Cam, where the Cam saw hardly a couple of times in my life.
Having landed in Queenstown (Queenstown), we first took a pre-chartered a car and drove to Wanaka. Toyota Camry 2.2.
As I said earlier, Wanaka – a small settlement near the homonymous lake, which you can see in the photo below. Not deceived. The lake really is.
From this pier daily start boat trips on the lake for tourists.
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WATER RESOURCES OF MONGOLIA
Despite the presence of the Gobi desert, Mongolia is rich in rivers and lakes. The total water resources of Mongolia is approximately 34 billion cubic metres. Most of which was fresh water. 51% of the volume of water discharged into the basin of the Northern Arctic ocean, 12% in the Pacific basin and the remaining 37% in the Central Asian basin (which has no runoff into the ocean).There are almost 4,000 rivers, the total length of which is more than 40,390 miles (65,000 km).
The rivers of Mongolia are born in the mountains. Most of them are the upper streams of the great rivers of Siberia and the Far East, carrying their water into the Arctic and Pacific oceans. The largest rivers of the country is the Selenga (in Mongolia boundaries — 600 km), the Kerulen (1100 km), Onon river (300 km), the Halhin-Gol, etc. comdo The deepest — the Selenga. It originates with one of the ridges of the Khangai, receives several large tributaries of the Orkhon, Hanuj-goal, the Chulutyn-Gol, Delger-Muren, etc. the Speed of its flow is from 1.5 to 3 m per second. In any weather its a quick cold water current in a clayey-sandy banks, and therefore Continue reading